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Oswego, Illinois
Flood Control
Privately owned
Built in 2006

Prescott Mill Dam is an earth dam built on the Trib Wolf Creek River and is located in Oswego, Illinois. It was built in 2006 for the purpose of flood control.

The dam is privately owned by Prescott Mill Hoa. It is also known as Pulte Homes (Gray Farm).

Prescott Mill Dam
Oswego, Illinois, U.S.
Dam type
Dam type
Flood control
Foundation type
Core type
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Prescott Mill Hoa

Prescott Mill Dam is privately owned by Prescott Mill Hoa.

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Christopher B. Burke Engineering
Dam designer
Trib Wolf Creek River
River built on
Prescott Mill Dam was built in 2006.
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Dam height 7 feet
Normal storage 125 acre feet
Drainage area 1 square miles
7 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.

125 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 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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Downstream potential hazard

Dams assigned the significant hazard potential classification are those dams where failure or mis-operation results in no probable loss of human life but can cause economic loss, environment damage, disruption of lifeline facilities, or impact other concerns. Significant hazard potential classification dams are often located in predominantly rural or agricultural areas but could be located in areas with population and significant infrastructure.

Has emergency action plan
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.

Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 3 years.

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Also known as Pulte Homes (Gray Farm)
Distance to nearest town (miles) 0
Latitude 41
Longitude -88
NID ID (National ID) IL50547

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