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Highland Falls, New York
Water Supply
Local government owned
Built in 1909

Highland Falls #2 Dam is a masonry dam built on the Highland Brook River and is located in Highland Falls, New York. It was built in 1909 for the purpose of water supply.

The dam is owned by the local government.

Highland Falls #2 Dam
Highland Falls, New York, U.S.
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Dam type
Water supply
Foundation type
Core type
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Village of Highland Falls
Local government

Highland Falls #2 Dam is owned by the local government.

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Highland Brook River
River built on
Highland Falls #2 Dam was built in 1909.
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Dam length 230 feet
Dam height 30 feet
Max discharge 13 cubic feet per second
Max storage 63 acre feet
Normal storage 61 acre feet
Surface area 2 acres
230 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.

30 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.

13 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.

63 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.

61 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.

2 acres
Surface area

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

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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.

No 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.

Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 4 years.

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Latitude 41
Longitude -74
NID ID (National ID) NY00229

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