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North Dakota
Fire Protection / Stock / Small Fish Pond
Local government owned
Built in 1936

Ellendale Township Dam is an earth dam built on the Sewer Branch Creek River and is located in North Dakota. It was built in 1936 for the purpose of fire protection / stock / small fish pond.

The dam is owned by the local government.

Ellendale Township Dam
North Dakota, U.S.
Dam type
Dam type
Fire protection / Stock / Small fish pond
Foundation type
Core type
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W. Dickey CO WRD
Local government

Ellendale Township Dam is owned by the local government.

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Dam designer
Sewer Branch Creek River
River built on
Ellendale Township Dam was built in 1936.
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Dam height 11 feet
Max storage 80 acre feet
Normal storage 52 acre feet
Drainage area 11 square miles
11 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.

80 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.

52 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.

11 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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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.

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 45
Longitude -98
NID ID (National ID) ND00235

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