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Backus, Minnesota
State owned
Built in 1936

Pine Mountain Lake Dam is a gravity dam built on the Pine River and is located in Backus, Minnesota. It was built in 1936 and modified in 1960 .

The state-owned dam is owned by the MNDNR.

Location
Pine Mountain Lake Dam
Backus, Minnesota, U.S.
Dam type
Gravity
Dam type
Other
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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MNDNR
Owner
State

The state-owned dam is owned by the MNDNR.

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1936
Completed
1960
Modified
Wpa-C
Dam designer
Pine River
River built on
Pine Mountain Lake Dam was built in 1936 and modified in 1960.
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Summary
Dam length 45 feet
Dam height 6 feet
Structural height 7 feet
Hydraulic height 3 feet
Max discharge 1,225 cubic feet per second
Max storage 126,737 acre feet
Normal storage 122,120 acre feet
Surface area 1,612 acres
Drainage area 44 square miles
45 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.

6 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.

7 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.

3 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.

1,225 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.

126,737 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.

122,120 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.

1,612 acres
Surface area

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

44 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.

7/10/2015
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 8 years.

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Latitude 46
Longitude -94
NID ID (National ID) MN00033

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