Lake Nell Dam is an earth dam built on the Tr-East Br-Big Creek River and is located in Pleasant Hill, Missouri. It was built in 1955 for the purpose of recreation.
The state-owned dam is owned by the MO Dept of Conservation. It is also known as Lake Nell Dam.
The state-owned dam is owned by the MO Dept of Conservation.
|Dam height||30 feet|
|Structural height||30 feet|
|Max storage||482 acre feet|
|Normal storage||250 acre feet|
|Surface area||30 acres|
|Drainage area||310 square miles|
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.
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.
Maximum storage is defined as the total storage space in a reservoir below the maximum attainable water surface elevation, including any surcharge 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.
Surface area, in acres, of the impoundment at its normal retention level.
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.
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.
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.
|Also known as||Lake Nell Dam|
|Distance to nearest town (miles)||7|
|NID ID (National ID)||MO20029|