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Ferrisburgh, Vermont
Recreation
State owned
Built in 1957

Harris Dam is an earth dam built on the East Slang-Tr River and is located in Ferrisburgh, Vermont. It was built in 1957 for the purpose of recreation.

The state-owned dam is owned by the State of Vermont - DFW.

Location
Harris Dam
Ferrisburgh, Vermont, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Recreation
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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State of Vermont - DFW
Owner
State

The state-owned dam is owned by the State of Vermont - DFW.

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1957
Completed
Haley & Ward
Dam designer
East Slang-Tr River
River built on
Harris Dam was built in 1957.
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Summary
Dam length 240 feet
Dam height 17 feet
Structural height 17 feet
Hydraulic height 17 feet
Max storage 68 acre feet
Surface area 4 acres
Drainage area 1 square miles
240 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.

17 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.

17 feet
Structural height

Structural height of the dam is defined as the vertical distance from the lowest point of the excavated foundation to the top of the dam. Top of dam refers to the parapet wall and not the crest.

17 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.

68 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.

4 acres
Surface area

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

1 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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Low
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.

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.

4/27/2004
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 10 years.

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Latitude 44
Longitude -73
NID ID (National ID) VT00350

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