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Beattyville, Kentucky
Privately owned
Built in 1959

Hell Creek Reservoir Dam is an earth dam built on the Hell Creek River and is located in Beattyville, Kentucky. It was built in 1959 .

The dam is privately owned by Charles Perdue. It is also known as Hell Creek Reservoir.

Location
Hell Creek Reservoir Dam
Beattyville, Kentucky, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Other
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Charles Perdue
Owner
Private

Hell Creek Reservoir Dam is privately owned by Charles Perdue.

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1959
Completed
Ashland Oil Co.
Dam designer
Hell Creek River
River built on
Hell Creek Reservoir Dam was built in 1959.
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Summary
Dam length 300 feet
Dam height 29 feet
Structural height 29 feet
Hydraulic height 29 feet
Max storage 140 acre feet
Normal storage 76 acre feet
Surface area 7 acres
Drainage area 1 square miles
300 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.

29 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.

29 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.

140 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.

76 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.

7 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.

6/3/2005
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 5 years.

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Also known as Hell Creek Reservoir
Distance to nearest town (miles) 9
Latitude 37
Longitude -83
NID ID (National ID) KY00576

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