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Montana
Tailings
Privately owned

Douglas Creek Tailings Dam is an earth dam built on the Offstream River and is located in Montana. It was built for the purpose of tailings.

The dam is privately owned by Teck Cominco American Incorporated.

Location
Douglas Creek Tailings Dam
Montana, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Tailings
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Teck Cominco American Incorporated
Owner
Private

Douglas Creek Tailings Dam is privately owned by Teck Cominco American Incorporated.

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Summary
Dam height 60 feet
Structural height 60 feet
Hydraulic height 52 feet
Max storage 240 acre feet
Normal storage 166 acre feet
60 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.

60 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.

52 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.

240 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.

166 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.

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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.

Not required
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.

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Latitude 46
Longitude -113
NID ID (National ID) MT03853

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