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West Pawling, New York
Recreation
Federal ownership
Built in 1936

Nuclear Lake Dam is an earth dam built on the Tr-Whaley Lake Stream River and is located in West Pawling, New York. It was built in 1936 and modified in 1994 for the purpose of recreation.

The dam is under federal ownership and is owned by the Appalachian National Scenic Trail.

Location
Nuclear Lake Dam
West Pawling, New York, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Recreation
Purpose
Soil
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Appalachian National Scenic Trail
Owner
Federal

Nuclear Lake Dam is under federal ownership and is owned by the Appalachian National Scenic Trail.

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1936
Completed
1994
Modified
Tr-Whaley Lake Stream River
River built on
Nuclear Lake Dam was built in 1936 and modified in 1994.
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Summary
Dam length 200 feet
Dam height 22 feet
Max discharge 85 cubic feet per second
Max storage 208 acre feet
Normal storage 160 acre feet
Surface area 57 acres
Drainage area 1 square miles
200 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.

22 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.

85 cubic feet per second
Max discharge

Number of cubic feet per second the spillway is capable of discharging when the reservoir is at its maximum designed water surface elevation.

208 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.

160 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.

57 acres
Surface area

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

1 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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High
Downstream potential hazard

Dams assigned the high hazard potential classification are those where failure or mis-operation will probably cause loss of human life.

Has 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.

12/31/2015
Most recent inspection date

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Distance to nearest town (miles) 1
Latitude 41
Longitude -73
NID ID (National ID) NY00871

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