Leighton Lake Dam is a gravity dam built on the Yellow Hammer Creek River and is located in California. It was built in 1925 .
The dam is under federal ownership and is owned by the U.S. Forest Service.
Leighton Lake Dam is under federal ownership and is owned by the U.S. Forest Service.
|Dam length||18 feet|
|Dam height||8 feet|
|Hydraulic height||7 feet|
|Normal storage||420 acre feet|
|Surface area||55 acres|
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.
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.
Hydraulic height of the dam is defined as the vertical difference between the maximum design water level and the lowest point in the original streambed.
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.
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.
|NID ID (National ID)||CA10226|