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Local Residents, Minnesota
Tailings
Privately owned
Built in 1954

Orwell-Danube East Tailings Basin Dam is an earth dam built on the Prairie River-Os and is located in Local Residents, Minnesota. It was built in 1954 for the purpose of tailings.

The dam is privately owned by Magnetation. The dam used to be known as Arcturus Water Supply (Incorrectly Called).

Location
Orwell-Danube East Tailings Basin Dam
Local Residents, Minnesota, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Tailings
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Magnetation
Owner
Private

Orwell-Danube East Tailings Basin Dam is privately owned by Magnetation.

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1954
Completed
Uss
Dam designer
Prairie River-Os
River built on
Orwell-Danube East Tailings Basin Dam was built in 1954.
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Summary
Dam length 2,000 feet
Dam height 40 feet
Structural height 40 feet
Max discharge 75 cubic feet per second
Max storage 147 acre feet
Normal storage 88 acre feet
Surface area 7 acres
Drainage area 1 square miles
2,000 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.

40 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.

40 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.

75 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.

147 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.

88 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.

7 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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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.

6/3/2016
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 4 years.

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Former name Arcturus Water Supply (Incorrectly Called)
Distance to nearest town (miles) 2
Latitude 47
Longitude -93
NID ID (National ID) MN00793

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