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Germantown, Maryland
Flood Control
Privately owned
Built in 2004

Fairfield East Dam is an earth dam built on the Little Seneca Creek-Tr River and is located in Germantown, Maryland. It was built in 2004 and modified in 2013 for the purpose of flood control.

The dam is privately owned by Buchanan Partners, LLC.

Location
Fairfield East Dam
Germantown, Maryland, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Flood control
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Buchanan Partners, LLC
Owner
Private

Fairfield East Dam is privately owned by Buchanan Partners, LLC.

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2004
Completed
2013
Modified
Macris, Hendricks & Glascock (Steve Wilde)
Dam designer
Little Seneca Creek-Tr River
River built on
Fairfield East Dam was built in 2004 and modified in 2013.
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Summary
Dam length 350 feet
Dam height 18 feet
Max discharge 960 cubic feet per second
Max storage 20 acre feet
Drainage area 0 square miles
350 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.

18 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.

960 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.

20 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.

0 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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High
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.

6/28/2018
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 1 ear.

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Distance to nearest town (miles) 0
Latitude 39
Longitude -77
NID ID (National ID) MD00379

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