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Thorton, Wyoming
Federal ownership
Built in 1940

Kossert 9-303-1 Dam is an earth dam built on the Alkali Creek, Buffalo Creek River and is located in Thorton, Wyoming. It was built in 1940 .

The dam is under federal ownership and is owned by the USDA FS. It is also known as 303W01. The dam used to be known as Alkali Creek; Benne Resv.

Kossert 9-303-1 Dam
Thorton, Wyoming, U.S.
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Kossert 9-303-1 Dam is under federal ownership and is owned by the USDA FS.

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Alkali Creek, Buffalo Creek River
River built on
Kossert 9-303-1 Dam was built in 1940.
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Dam length 320 feet
Dam height 11 feet
Hydraulic height 9 feet
Max discharge 600 cubic feet per second
Max storage 222 acre feet
Normal storage 10 acre feet
Surface area 5 acres
Drainage area 2 square miles
320 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.

11 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.

9 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.

600 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.

222 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.

10 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.

5 acres
Surface area

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

2 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 10 years.

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Also known as 303W01
Former name Alkali Creek; Benne Resv.
Distance to nearest town (miles) 5
Latitude 44
Longitude -109
NID ID (National ID) WY01080

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