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Kansas City, Missouri
Irrigation
Privately owned
Built in 1930

Oakwood Lake Dam is a rockfill dam built on the Tr-Blue River and is located in Kansas City, Missouri. It was built in 1930 for the purpose of irrigation.

The dam is privately owned by Oakwood Country Club. It is also known as Oakwood Lake Dam.

Location
Oakwood Lake Dam
Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
Dam type
Rockfill
Dam type
Irrigation
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Oakwood Country Club
Owner
Private

Oakwood Lake Dam is privately owned by Oakwood Country Club.

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1930
Completed
Tr-Blue River
River built on
Oakwood Lake Dam was built in 1930.
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Summary
Dam height 30 feet
Structural height 30 feet
Max storage 80 acre feet
Normal storage 40 acre feet
Surface area 5 acres
Drainage area 270 square miles
30 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.

30 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.

80 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.

40 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.

5 acres
Surface area

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

270 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.

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.

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Also known as Oakwood Lake Dam
Distance to nearest town (miles) 1
Latitude 38
Longitude -94
NID ID (National ID) MO20232

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