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Chaska, Minnesota
Flood Control
Local government owned

Mcknight Lake Dam is an earth dam built on the Chaska East Creek River and is located in Chaska, Minnesota. It was built for the purpose of flood control.

The dam is owned by the local government.

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Mcknight Lake Dam
Chaska, Minnesota, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Flood control
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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City of Chaska
Owner
Local government

Mcknight Lake Dam is owned by the local government.

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Summary
Dam height 8 feet
Max storage 82 acre feet
Normal storage 82 acre feet
Surface area 31 acres
Drainage area 6 square miles
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.

82 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.

82 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.

31 acres
Surface area

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

6 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.

12/10/2015
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 8 years.

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Latitude 44
Longitude -93
NID ID (National ID) MN01263

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