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Elgin, Illinois
Recreation
Privately owned
Built in 1948

North Lake Dam is an earth dam built on the Trib Fox River and is located in Elgin, Illinois. It was built in 1948 for the purpose of recreation.

The dam is privately owned by Max Mcgraw Wildlife Federation. It is also known as North Lake.

Location
North Lake Dam
Elgin, Illinois, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Recreation
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Max Mcgraw Wildlife Federation
Owner
Private

North Lake Dam is privately owned by Max Mcgraw Wildlife Federation.

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1948
Completed
Unknown
Dam designer
Trib Fox River
River built on
North Lake Dam was built in 1948.
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Summary
Dam length 460 feet
Dam height 26 feet
Max storage 71 acre feet
Normal storage 60 acre feet
460 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.

26 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.

71 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.

60 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.

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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.

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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Also known as North Lake
Distance to nearest town (miles) 2
Latitude 42
Longitude -88
NID ID (National ID) IL00923

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