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Salt Fork, Oklahoma
Privately owned
Built in 1976

Overton Dam is an earth dam built on the Tr-Salt Fork Ark Riv River and is located in Salt Fork, Oklahoma. It was built in 1976 .

The dam is privately owned by Joy & Ernest Overton. The dam used to be known as Overton.

Location
Overton Dam
Salt Fork, Oklahoma, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Other
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Joy & Ernest Overton
Owner
Private

Overton Dam is privately owned by Joy & Ernest Overton.

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1976
Completed
Tr-Salt Fork Ark Riv River
River built on
Overton Dam was built in 1976.
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Summary
Dam length 250 feet
Dam height 30 feet
Structural height 30 feet
Hydraulic height 26 feet
Max discharge 2,232 cubic feet per second
Max storage 60 acre feet
Normal storage 50 acre feet
250 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.

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.

26 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.

2,232 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.

60 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.

50 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.

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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.

11/30/2010
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 5 years.

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Former name Overton
Distance to nearest town (miles) 7
Latitude 36
Longitude -97
NID ID (National ID) OK13186

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