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Lake in The Hills, Illinois
Recreation
Local government owned
Built in 1940

Lake in The Hills 3 Dam is a concrete dam built on the Crystal Creek River and is located in Lake in The Hills, Illinois. It was built in 1940 and modified in 1998 for the purpose of recreation.

The dam is owned by the local government.

Location
Lake in The Hills 3 Dam
Lake in The Hills, Illinois, U.S.
Dam type
Concrete
Dam type
Recreation
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Village of Lake in The Hills
Owner
Local government

Lake in The Hills 3 Dam is owned by the local government.

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1940
Completed
1998
Modified
Wight Consulting Engineers
Dam designer
Crystal Creek River
River built on
Lake in The Hills 3 Dam was built in 1940 and modified in 1998.
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Summary
Dam length 70 feet
Dam height 10 feet
Max discharge 1,550 cubic feet per second
Max storage 70 acre feet
Normal storage 10 acre feet
Surface area 10 acres
Drainage area 12 square miles
70 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.

10 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.

1,550 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.

70 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.

10 acres
Surface area

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

12 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.

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.

6/27/2018
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 5 years.

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Distance to nearest town (miles) 0
Latitude 42
Longitude -88
NID ID (National ID) IL50382

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