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California
Water Supply
Privately owned
Built in 1935

Orinda, Lake Dam is an earth dam built on the Cascade Creek River and is located in California. It was built in 1935 for the purpose of water supply.

The dam is privately owned by Orinda Country Club. It is also known as Cascade, Lake.

Location
Orinda, Lake Dam
California, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Water supply
Purpose
Soil
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Orinda Country Club
Owner
Private

Orinda, Lake Dam is privately owned by Orinda Country Club.

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1935
Completed
Cascade Creek River
River built on
Orinda, Lake Dam was built in 1935.
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Summary
Dam length 360 feet
Dam height 45 feet
Hydraulic height 41 feet
Normal storage 168 acre feet
Surface area 12 acres
Drainage area 0 square miles
360 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.

45 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.

41 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.

168 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.

0 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.

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.

4/3/2018
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 1 ear.

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Also known as Cascade, Lake
Latitude 37
Longitude -122
NID ID (National ID) CA00659

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