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Osseo, Wisconsin
Recreation
Local government owned
Built in 2011

Dorchester Dam is built on the N.Fork Poplar River and is located in Osseo, Wisconsin. It was built in 2011 for the purpose of recreation.

The dam is owned by the local government.

Location
Dorchester Dam
Osseo, Wisconsin, U.S.
Dam type
Other
Dam type
Recreation
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Village of Dorchester
Owner
Local government

Dorchester Dam is owned by the local government.

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2011
Completed
N.Fork Poplar River
River built on
Dorchester Dam was built in 2011.
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Summary
Dam length 400 feet
Dam height 12 feet
Structural height 12 feet
Hydraulic height 11 feet
Max discharge 1,360 cubic feet per second
Max storage 177 acre feet
Normal storage 30 acre feet
Surface area 7 acres
Drainage area 2 square miles
400 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.

12 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.

12 feet
Structural height

Structural height of the dam is defined as the vertical distance from the lowest point of the excavated foundation to the top of the dam. Top of dam refers to the parapet wall and not the crest.

11 feet
Hydraulic height

Hydraulic height of the dam is defined as the vertical difference between the maximum design water level and the lowest point in the original streambed.

1,360 cubic feet per second
Max discharge

Number of cubic feet per second the spillway is capable of discharging when the reservoir is at its maximum designed water surface elevation.

177 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.

30 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.

7 acres
Surface area

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

2 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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Low
Downstream potential hazard

Dams assigned the low hazard potential classification are those where failure or misoperation results in no probable loss of human life and low economic and/or environ-mental losses. Losses are principally limited to the owner’s property.

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.

8/21/2013
Most recent inspection date

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Latitude 44
Longitude -90
NID ID (National ID) WI00317

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