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South Dover, New York
Privately owned
Built in 1932

Lapp Pond Dam is built on the Cooperstown Brook River and is located in South Dover, New York. It was built in 1932 for the purpose of recreation.

The dam is privately owned by Chestnut Ridge Rod & Gun Club. It is also known as Chesnut Ridge Rod & Gun Club.

Lapp Pond Dam
South Dover, New York, U.S.
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Chestnut Ridge Rod & Gun Club

Lapp Pond Dam is privately owned by Chestnut Ridge Rod & Gun Club.

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Cooperstown Brook River
River built on
Lapp Pond Dam was built in 1932.
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Dam length 325 feet
Dam height 6 feet
Surface area 36 acres
Drainage area 2 square miles
325 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.

6 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.

36 acres
Surface area

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

2 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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Downstream potential hazard

Dams assigned the significant hazard potential classification are those dams where failure or mis-operation results in no probable loss of human life but can cause economic loss, environment damage, disruption of lifeline facilities, or impact other concerns. Significant hazard potential classification dams are often located in predominantly rural or agricultural areas but could be located in areas with population and significant infrastructure.

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.

Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 4 years.

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Also known as Chesnut Ridge Rod & Gun Club
Latitude 41
Longitude -73
NID ID (National ID) NY17065

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