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California
Federal ownership
Built in 1977

Lower Biscar Dam is an earth dam built on the Snowstorm Creek River and is located in California. It was built in 1977 .

The dam is under federal ownership and is owned by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.

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Lower Biscar Dam
California, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Other
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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U.S. Bureau of Land Management
Owner
Federal

Lower Biscar Dam is under federal ownership and is owned by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.

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1977
Completed
Snowstorm Creek River
River built on
Lower Biscar Dam was built in 1977.
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Summary
Dam length 600 feet
Dam height 21 feet
Hydraulic height 21 feet
Normal storage 424 acre feet
Surface area 47 acres
600 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.

21 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.

21 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.

424 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.

47 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 40
Longitude -120
NID ID (National ID) CA10351

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