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Mendota, Illinois
Flood Control
Local government owned
Built in 1981

Lake Kakusha Dam is an earth dam built on the Mendota Creek River and is located in Mendota, Illinois. It was built in 1981 for the purpose of flood control.

The dam is owned by the local government. It is also known as Lake Kakusha.

Location
Lake Kakusha Dam
Mendota, Illinois, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Flood control
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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City of Mendota
Owner
Local government

Lake Kakusha Dam is owned by the local government.

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1981
Completed
USDA NRCS
Dam designer
Mendota Creek River
River built on
Lake Kakusha Dam was built in 1981.
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Summary
Dam length 2,150 feet
Dam height 29 feet
Max discharge 7,909 cubic feet per second
Max storage 1,827 acre feet
Normal storage 280 acre feet
2,150 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.

29 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.

7,909 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.

1,827 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.

280 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.

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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.

7/6/2018
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 1 ear.

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Also known as Lake Kakusha
Former name 0
Latitude 41
Longitude -89
NID ID (National ID) IL50035

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