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New Athens, Illinois
Fire Protection / Stock / Small Fish Pond
Privately owned
Built in 1953

Foerich Pond Dam is an earth dam built on the Trib Mud Creek River and is located in New Athens, Illinois. It was built in 1953 for the purpose of fire protection / stock / small fish pond.

The dam is privately owned by Andy Foertch. It is also known as Foerich Pond.

Foerich Pond Dam
New Athens, Illinois, U.S.
Dam type
Dam type
Fire protection / Stock / Small fish pond
Foundation type
Core type
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Andy Foertch

Foerich Pond Dam is privately owned by Andy Foertch.

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Dam designer
Trib Mud Creek River
River built on
Foerich Pond Dam was built in 1953.
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Dam length 450 feet
Dam height 21 feet
Max storage 122 acre feet
Normal storage 66 acre feet
450 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.

21 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.

122 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.

66 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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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.

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.

Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 5 years.

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Also known as Foerich Pond
Distance to nearest town (miles) 30
Latitude 38
Longitude -89
NID ID (National ID) IL00536

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