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Westboro, Ohio
Water Supply
Local government owned
Built in 1935

Houston Upground Reservoir Dam is an earth dam built on the West Fork East Fork - Offstream River and is located in Westboro, Ohio. It was built in 1935 for the purpose of water supply.

The dam is owned by the local government.

Location
Houston Upground Reservoir Dam
Westboro, Ohio, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Water supply
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Village of Blanchester
Owner
Local government

Houston Upground Reservoir Dam is owned by the local government.

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1935
Completed
Unknown
Dam designer
West Fork East Fork - Offstream River
River built on
Houston Upground Reservoir Dam was built in 1935.
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Summary
Dam length 2,200 feet
Dam height 13 feet
Max storage 71 acre feet
Normal storage 38 acre feet
Surface area 6 acres
2,200 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.

13 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.

71 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.

38 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.

6 acres
Surface area

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

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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.

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.

12/4/2014
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 5 years.

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Distance to nearest town (miles) 0
Latitude 39
Longitude -83
NID ID (National ID) OH00447

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