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Kaycee, Wyoming
Fire Protection / Stock / Small Fish Pond
Privately owned
Built in 1964

Peterson Dam is an earth dam built on the Peterson Draw River and is located in Kaycee, Wyoming. It was built in 1964 for the purpose of fire protection / stock / small fish pond.

The dam is privately owned by Greg Cunningham.

Location
Peterson Dam
Kaycee, Wyoming, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Fire protection / Stock / Small fish pond
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Greg Cunningham
Owner
Private

Peterson Dam is privately owned by Greg Cunningham.

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1964
Completed
Peterson Draw River
River built on
Peterson Dam was built in 1964.
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Summary
Dam length 202 feet
Dam height 30 feet
Structural height 30 feet
Hydraulic height 24 feet
Max storage 48 acre feet
Normal storage 31 acre feet
Surface area 3 acres
202 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.

24 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.

48 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.

31 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.

3 acres
Surface area

Surface area, in acres, of the impoundment at its normal retention level.

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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.

5/29/2013
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 5 years.

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Distance to nearest town (miles) 3
Latitude 43
Longitude -106
NID ID (National ID) WY00550

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