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Marshalltown, Iowa
Flood Control
Local government owned
Built in 1996

Southridge Road Detention Basin Dam is an earth dam built on the Anson Creek River and is located in Marshalltown, Iowa. It was built in 1996 for the purpose of flood control.

The dam is owned by the local government.

Location
Southridge Road Detention Basin Dam
Marshalltown, Iowa, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Flood control
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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City of Marshalltown
Owner
Local government

Southridge Road Detention Basin Dam is owned by the local government.

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1996
Completed
Rust Environmental Inc.
Dam designer
Anson Creek River
River built on
Southridge Road Detention Basin Dam was built in 1996.
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Summary
Dam length 800 feet
Dam height 18 feet
Max storage 100 acre feet
Drainage area 2 square miles
800 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.

18 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.

100 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 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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Significant
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.

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.

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Latitude 42
Longitude -92
NID ID (National ID) IA04145
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