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Herculaneum, Missouri
Recreation
Privately owned
Built in 1979

Lake Forest Estates Dam is an earth dam built on the TR TO Mississippi River and is located in Herculaneum, Missouri. It was built in 1979 for the purpose of recreation.

The dam is privately owned by Robert Menkhus. It is also known as Francois Lake Dam. The dam used to be known as Lake Forest Estates Dam.

Location
Lake Forest Estates Dam
Herculaneum, Missouri, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Recreation
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Robert Menkhus
Owner
Private

Lake Forest Estates Dam is privately owned by Robert Menkhus.

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1979
Completed
Usda-Nrcs
Dam designer
TR TO Mississippi River
River built on
Lake Forest Estates Dam was built in 1979.
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Summary
Dam length 470 feet
Dam height 38 feet
Structural height 39 feet
Max discharge 533 cubic feet per second
Max storage 34 acre feet
Normal storage 19 acre feet
Surface area 6 acres
Drainage area 61 square miles
470 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.

38 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.

39 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.

533 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.

34 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.

19 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.

61 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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High
Downstream potential hazard

Dams assigned the high hazard potential classification are those where failure or mis-operation will probably cause loss of human life.

Has 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.

3/2/2017
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 3 years.

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Also known as Francois Lake Dam
Former name Lake Forest Estates Dam
Distance to nearest town (miles) 5
Latitude 38
Longitude -90
NID ID (National ID) MO31389

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