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Lake Winnebigoshish, Minnesota
Federal ownership
Built in 1937

Pigeon Lake Dam is a gravity dam built on the Pigeon Flowage River and is located in Lake Winnebigoshish, Minnesota. It was built in 1937 and modified in 2011 .

The dam is under federal ownership and is owned by the USDA FS.

Location
Pigeon Lake Dam
Lake Winnebigoshish, Minnesota, U.S.
Dam type
Gravity
Dam type
Other
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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USDA FS
Owner
Federal

Pigeon Lake Dam is under federal ownership and is owned by the USDA FS.

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1937
Completed
2011
Modified
Pigeon Flowage River
River built on
Pigeon Lake Dam was built in 1937 and modified in 2011.
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Summary
Dam length 27 feet
Dam height 9 feet
Structural height 9 feet
Normal storage 50 acre feet
27 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.

9 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.

9 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.

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.

5/19/2008
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 8 years.

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Latitude 47
Longitude -94
NID ID (National ID) MN00739

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