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Oscoda, Michigan
Federal ownership
Built in 1996

Otter Pond Dam is an earth dam built on the Tributary TO Smith Creek River and is located in Oscoda, Michigan. It was built in 1996 .

The dam is under federal ownership and is owned by the Huron-Manistee National Forests. It is also known as Curtisville Wildlife Pond 3.

Location
Otter Pond Dam
Oscoda, Michigan, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Other
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Huron-Manistee National Forests
Owner
Federal

Otter Pond Dam is under federal ownership and is owned by the Huron-Manistee National Forests.

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1996
Completed
Tributary TO Smith Creek River
River built on
Otter Pond Dam was built in 1996.
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Summary
Dam height 14 feet
Structural height 14 feet
Hydraulic height 10 feet
Max storage 85 acre feet
Normal storage 35 acre feet
Surface area 11 acres
Drainage area 0 square miles
14 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.

14 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.

10 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.

85 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.

35 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.

11 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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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.

11/12/1996
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 5 years.

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Also known as Curtisville Wildlife Pond 3
Distance to nearest town (miles) 38
Latitude 44
Longitude -83
NID ID (National ID) MI00999

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