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Lewiston, New York
Hydroelectric
State owned
Built in 1963

Robert Moses - Niagara Dam is built on the Niagara River and is located in Lewiston, New York. It was built in 1963 for the purpose of hydroelectric.

The state-owned dam is owned by the New York Power Authority.

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Robert Moses - Niagara Dam
Lewiston, New York, U.S.
Dam type
Other
Dam type
Hydroelectric
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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New York Power Authority
Owner
State

The state-owned dam is owned by the New York Power Authority.

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1963
Completed
Chas. T. Main
Dam designer
Niagara River
River built on
Robert Moses - Niagara Dam was built in 1963.
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Summary
Dam length 1,100 feet
Dam height 97 feet
Max storage 5,960 acre feet
Normal storage 5,350 acre feet
Surface area 71 acres
Drainage area 3 square miles
1,100 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.

97 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.

5,960 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.

5,350 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.

71 acres
Surface area

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

3 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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High
Downstream potential hazard

Dams assigned the high hazard potential classification are those where failure or mis-operation will probably cause loss of human life.

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.

6/18/2018
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 1 ear.

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Latitude 43
Longitude -79
NID ID (National ID) NY16253

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