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Federal ownership
Built in 1931

Emigrant Lake Dam is a gravity dam built on the N. FK Cherry Creek River and is located in California. It was built in 1931 .

The dam is under federal ownership and is owned by the U.S. Forest Service.

Emigrant Lake Dam
California, U.S.
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U.S. Forest Service

Emigrant Lake Dam is under federal ownership and is owned by the U.S. Forest Service.

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N. FK Cherry Creek River
River built on
Emigrant Lake Dam was built in 1931.
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Dam length 37 feet
Dam height 7 feet
Hydraulic height 7 feet
Normal storage 1,491 acre feet
Surface area 213 acres
37 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.

7 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.

7 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.

1,491 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.

213 acres
Surface area

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

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Downstream potential hazard

No 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.

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Latitude 38
Longitude -119
NID ID (National ID) CA10207

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