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Shapleigh, Maine
Local government owned
Built in 1889

Emery Mills Dam is built on the Mousam River and is located in Shapleigh, Maine. It was built in 1889 and modified in 1999 .

The dam is owned by the local government. It is also known as Emery Mills. The dam used to be known as Mousam.

Location
Emery Mills Dam
Shapleigh, Maine, U.S.
Dam type
Other
Dam type
Other
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Sanford
Owner
Local government

Emery Mills Dam is owned by the local government.

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1889
Completed
1999
Modified
Mousam River
River built on
Emery Mills Dam was built in 1889 and modified in 1999.
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Summary
Dam length 210 feet
Dam height 29 feet
Structural height 29 feet
Hydraulic height 25 feet
Max storage 16,733 acre feet
Normal storage 12,713 acre feet
Surface area 1,005 acres
Drainage area 30 square miles
210 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.

29 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.

29 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.

25 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.

16,733 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.

12,713 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.

1,005 acres
Surface area

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

30 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 high hazard potential classification are those where failure or mis-operation will probably cause loss of human life.

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.

05/21/2018
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 6 years.

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Also known as Emery Mills
Former name Mousam
Latitude 43
Longitude -70
NID ID (National ID) ME00186

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