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Hudson Falls, New York
Hydroelectric
Privately owned
Built in 1916

Glens Falls Dam is built on the Hudson River and is located in Hudson Falls, New York. It was built in 1916 and modified in 1994S for the purpose of hydroelectric.

The dam is privately owned by Niagara Mohawk Power Corp. & FH Opco, LLC.

Location
Glens Falls Dam
Hudson Falls, New York, U.S.
Dam type
Other
Dam type
Hydroelectric
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Niagara Mohawk Power Corp. & FH Opco, LLC
Owner
Private

Glens Falls Dam is privately owned by Niagara Mohawk Power Corp. & FH Opco, LLC.

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1916
Completed
1994S
Modified
Acres International, LTD.
Dam designer
Hudson River
River built on
Glens Falls Dam was built in 1916 and modified in 1994S.
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Summary
Dam length 510 feet
Dam height 16 feet
Max discharge 70,000 cubic feet per second
Max storage 1,253 acre feet
Normal storage 1,083 acre feet
Surface area 167 acres
Drainage area 2,807 square miles
510 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.

16 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.

70,000 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.

1,253 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.

1,083 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.

167 acres
Surface area

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

2,807 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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Significant
Downstream potential hazard

Dams assigned the significant hazard potential classification are those dams where failure or mis-operation results in no probable loss of human life but can cause economic loss, environment damage, disruption of lifeline facilities, or impact other concerns. Significant hazard potential classification dams are often located in predominantly rural or agricultural areas but could be located in areas with population and significant infrastructure.

Not required
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.

6/14/2017
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 1 ear.

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Latitude 43
Longitude -73
NID ID (National ID) NY00140

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