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Lake Placid, New York
Privately owned
Built in 1904

Lake Placid Dam is a concrete dam built on the Outlet Brook River and is located in Lake Placid, New York. It was built in 1904 .

The dam is privately owned by Lake Placid Shore Owners' Association Inc.

Location
Lake Placid Dam
Lake Placid, New York, U.S.
Dam type
Concrete
Dam type
Other
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Lake Placid Shore Owners' Association Inc.
Owner
Private

Lake Placid Dam is privately owned by Lake Placid Shore Owners' Association Inc..

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1904
Completed
Outlet Brook River
River built on
Lake Placid Dam was built in 1904.
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Summary
Dam length 131 feet
Dam height 7 feet
Max discharge 310 cubic feet per second
Max storage 112,996 acre feet
Normal storage 112,996 acre feet
Surface area 2,173 acres
Drainage area 20 square miles
131 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.

7 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.

310 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.

112,996 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.

112,996 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.

2,173 acres
Surface area

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

20 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.

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.

8/3/2010
Most recent inspection date

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Latitude 44
Longitude -73
NID ID (National ID) NY00216

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