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North Dakota
Recreation
State owned
Built in 1963

Crown Butte Dam is an earth dam built on the Crown Butte Creek River and is located in North Dakota. It was built in 1963 and modified in 1964S;1983;1994;2005 for the purpose of recreation.

The state-owned dam is owned by the ND Game & Fish Dept.

Location
Crown Butte Dam
North Dakota, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Recreation
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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ND Game & Fish Dept
Owner
State

The state-owned dam is owned by the ND Game & Fish Dept.

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1963
Completed
1964S;1983;1994;2005
Modified
NDSWC & Nddot
Dam designer
Crown Butte Creek River
River built on
Crown Butte Dam was built in 1963 and modified in 1964S;1983;1994;2005.
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Summary
Dam length 850 feet
Dam height 48 feet
Max storage 1,230 acre feet
Normal storage 386 acre feet
Surface area 31 acres
Drainage area 6 square miles
850 feet
Dam length

Length of the dam is defined as the length along the top of the dam. This also includes the spillway, powerplant, navigation lock, fish pass, etc., where these form part of the length of the dam. If detached from the dam, these structures should not be included.

48 feet
Dam height

Height of the dam is defined as the vertical distance between the lowest point on the crest of the dam and the lowest point in the original streambed.

1,230 acre feet
Max storage

Maximum storage is defined as the total storage space in a reservoir below the maximum attainable water surface elevation, including any surcharge storage.

386 acre feet
Normal storage

Normal storage is defined as the total storage space in a reservoir below the normal retention level, including dead and inactive storage and excluding any flood control or surcharge storage. For normally dry flood control dams, the normal storage will be a zero value.

31 acres
Surface area

Surface area, in acres, of the impoundment at its normal retention level.

6 square miles
Drainage area

Drainage area of the dam, in square miles, which is defined as the area that drains to a particular point (in this case, the dam) on a river or stream.

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Significant
Downstream potential hazard

Dams assigned the significant hazard potential classification are those dams where failure or mis-operation results in no probable loss of human life but can cause economic loss, environment damage, disruption of lifeline facilities, or impact other concerns. Significant hazard potential classification dams are often located in predominantly rural or agricultural areas but could be located in areas with population and significant infrastructure.

Has emergency action plan
Emergency action plan

An emergency action plan is defined as a plan of action to be taken to reduce the potential for property damage and loss of life in an area affected by a dam failure or large flood.

6/7/2018
Most recent inspection date

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Latitude 46
Longitude -101
NID ID (National ID) ND00190

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