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West Fairlee, Vermont
Recreation
Privately owned
Built in 1948

Middle Brook Dam is an earth dam built on the Middle Brook River and is located in West Fairlee, Vermont. It was built in 1948 for the purpose of recreation.

The dam is privately owned by Mark Harper.

Location
Middle Brook Dam
West Fairlee, Vermont, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Recreation
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Mark Harper
Owner
Private

Middle Brook Dam is privately owned by Mark Harper.

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1948
Completed
MR. Beebe
Dam designer
Middle Brook River
River built on
Middle Brook Dam was built in 1948.
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Summary
Dam length 215 feet
Dam height 15 feet
Structural height 15 feet
Hydraulic height 15 feet
Max storage 185 acre feet
Surface area 17 acres
Drainage area 10 square miles
215 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.

15 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.

15 feet
Structural height

Structural height of the dam is defined as the vertical distance from the lowest point of the excavated foundation to the top of the dam. Top of dam refers to the parapet wall and not the crest.

15 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.

185 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.

17 acres
Surface area

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

10 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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Significant
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.

8/5/2015
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 3 years.

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Latitude 43
Longitude -72
NID ID (National ID) VT00093

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