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California
Federal ownership
Built in 1925

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.

Location
Leighton Lake Dam
California, U.S.
Dam type
Gravity
Dam type
Other
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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U.S. Forest Service
Owner
Federal

Leighton Lake Dam is under federal ownership and is owned by the U.S. Forest Service.

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1925
Completed
Yellow Hammer Creek River
River built on
Leighton Lake Dam was built in 1925.
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Summary
Dam length 18 feet
Dam height 8 feet
Hydraulic height 7 feet
Normal storage 420 acre feet
Surface area 55 acres
18 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.

8 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 feet
Hydraulic height

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.

420 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.

55 acres
Surface area

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

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Undetermined
Downstream potential hazard

No 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.

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Latitude 38
Longitude -119
NID ID (National ID) CA10226

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