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Frontenac, Minnesota
Flood Control
Privately owned

Hay Creek TWP 27 Dam is an earth dam built on the Wells Creek-Tr River and is located in Frontenac, Minnesota. It was built for the purpose of flood control.

The dam is privately owned by Niles and Susan Deden.

Hay Creek TWP 27 Dam
Frontenac, Minnesota, U.S.
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Dam type
Flood control
Foundation type
Core type
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Niles and Susan Deden

Hay Creek TWP 27 Dam is privately owned by Niles and Susan Deden.

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Dam length 313 feet
Dam height 29 feet
Max storage 35 acre feet
Normal storage 25 acre feet
Drainage area 54 square miles
313 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.

29 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.

35 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.

25 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.

54 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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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.

Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 8 years.

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Distance to nearest town (miles) 10
Latitude 44
Longitude -92
NID ID (National ID) MN01707

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