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New Rockford, North Dakota
Recreation
Local government owned
Built in 1945

New Rockford RR Dam 1 is an earth dam built on the James River and is located in New Rockford, North Dakota. It was built in 1945 and modified in 1969S for the purpose of recreation.

The dam is owned by the local government.

Location
New Rockford RR Dam 1
New Rockford, North Dakota, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Recreation
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Eddy CO Park Board
Owner
Local government

New Rockford RR Dam 1 is owned by the local government.

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1945
Completed
1969S
Modified
GNRR
Dam designer
James River
River built on
New Rockford RR Dam 1 was built in 1945 and modified in 1969S.
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Summary
Dam length 4,000 feet
Dam height 14 feet
Structural height 24 feet
Max storage 233 acre feet
Normal storage 200 acre feet
Surface area 12 acres
Drainage area 714 square miles
4,000 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.

14 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.

24 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.

233 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.

200 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.

12 acres
Surface area

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

714 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.

4/12/2016
Most recent inspection date

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Distance to nearest town (miles) 0
Latitude 47
Longitude -99
NID ID (National ID) ND00074

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