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Garnet Lake, New York
Privately owned
Built in 1903

Garnet Lake Dam is an earth dam built on the Mill Creek River and is located in Garnet Lake, New York. It was built in 1903 .

The dam is privately owned by Garnet Lake Civic Association.

Location
Garnet Lake Dam
Garnet Lake, New York, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Other
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Garnet Lake Civic Association
Owner
Private

Garnet Lake Dam is privately owned by Garnet Lake Civic Association.

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1903
Completed
Mill Creek River
River built on
Garnet Lake Dam was built in 1903.
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Summary
Dam length 160 feet
Dam height 15 feet
Max discharge 420 cubic feet per second
Max storage 2,464 acre feet
Normal storage 957 acre feet
Surface area 287 acres
Drainage area 9 square miles
160 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.

15 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.

420 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.

2,464 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.

957 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.

287 acres
Surface area

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

9 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.

5/6/2016
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 2 years.

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Latitude 43
Longitude -74
NID ID (National ID) NY01167

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