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Seneca Falls, New York
State owned
Built in 1912

Seneca Falls Dam is built on the Seneca River/Canal and is located in Seneca Falls, New York. It was built in 1912 and modified in 1915F .

The state-owned dam is owned by the New York State Canal Corporation. It is also known as Van Cleef Lake Dam.

Location
Seneca Falls Dam
Seneca Falls, New York, U.S.
Dam type
Other
Dam type
Other
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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New York State Canal Corporation
Owner
State

The state-owned dam is owned by the New York State Canal Corporation.

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1912
Completed
1915F
Modified
Seneca River/Canal
River built on
Seneca Falls Dam was built in 1912 and modified in 1915F.
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Summary
Dam length 546 feet
Dam height 68 feet
Max discharge 8,360 cubic feet per second
Max storage 2,700 acre feet
Normal storage 2,700 acre feet
Surface area 135 acres
Drainage area 779 square miles
546 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.

68 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.

8,360 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.

2,700 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.

2,700 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.

135 acres
Surface area

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

779 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.

5/8/2018
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 1 ear.

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Also known as Van Cleef Lake Dam
Distance to nearest town (miles) 1
Latitude 42
Longitude -76
NID ID (National ID) NY00708

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