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Kivalina, Alaska
Flood Control
Privately owned
Built in 1991

Red Dog Mine Water Diversion Dam is a rockfill dam built on the Red Dog Creek River and is located in Kivalina, Alaska. It was built in 1991 and modified in 1992 for the purpose of flood control.

The dam is privately owned by Teck Alaska Inc.

Location
Red Dog Mine Water Diversion Dam
Kivalina, Alaska, U.S.
Dam type
Rockfill
Dam type
Flood control
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Teck Alaska Inc.
Owner
Private

Red Dog Mine Water Diversion Dam is privately owned by Teck Alaska Inc..

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1991
Completed
1992
Modified
Cominco Alaska
Dam designer
Red Dog Creek River
River built on
Red Dog Mine Water Diversion Dam was built in 1991 and modified in 1992.
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Summary
Dam length 350 feet
Dam height 25 feet
Structural height 34 feet
Hydraulic height 20 feet
Max discharge 75 cubic feet per second
Max storage 58 acre feet
Surface area 5 acres
Drainage area 0 square miles
350 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.

25 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.

34 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.

20 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.

75 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.

58 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.

5 acres
Surface area

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

0 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.

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.

6/8/2017
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 5 years.

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Latitude 68
Longitude -162
NID ID (National ID) AK00260

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