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Cedar Bluff, Iowa
Recreation
State owned
Built in 1936

Palisades-Kepler Dam is a gravity dam built on the Cedar River and is located in Cedar Bluff, Iowa. It was built in 1936 for the purpose of recreation.

The state-owned dam is owned by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

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Palisades-Kepler Dam
Cedar Bluff, Iowa, U.S.
Dam type
Gravity
Dam type
Recreation
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Owner
State

The state-owned dam is owned by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

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1936
Completed
Cedar River
River built on
Palisades-Kepler Dam was built in 1936.
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Summary
Dam length 780 feet
Dam height 8 feet
Max storage 1,690 acre feet
Normal storage 1,690 acre feet
Drainage area 6,960 square miles
780 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.

8 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.

1,690 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.

1,690 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.

6,960 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.

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Distance to nearest town (miles) 17
Latitude 41
Longitude -91
NID ID (National ID) IA03065

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