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Kansas City, Missouri
Privately owned
Built in 1940

Kemper Dam is an earth dam built on the Tr-Blue River and is located in Kansas City, Missouri. It was built in 1940 .

The dam is privately owned by WM T. +J M. Kemper. It is also known as Kemper Dam.

Location
Kemper Dam
Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Other
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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WM T. +J M. Kemper
Owner
Private

Kemper Dam is privately owned by WM T. +J M. Kemper.

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1940
Completed
Tr-Blue River
River built on
Kemper Dam was built in 1940.
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Summary
Dam height 31 feet
Structural height 31 feet
Max storage 66 acre feet
Normal storage 33 acre feet
Surface area 4 acres
Drainage area 50 square miles
31 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.

31 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.

66 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.

33 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.

4 acres
Surface area

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

50 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.

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Also known as Kemper Dam
Distance to nearest town (miles) 7
Latitude 38
Longitude -94
NID ID (National ID) MO20243

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