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Penfield, Ohio
Recreation
State owned
Built in 1960

Spencer Lake - North Dam is an earth dam built on the Tributary TO East Branch Black River and is located in Penfield, Ohio. It was built in 1960 for the purpose of recreation.

The state-owned dam is owned by the Odnr, Division of Wildlife.

Location
Spencer Lake - North Dam
Penfield, Ohio, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Recreation
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Odnr, Division of Wildlife
Owner
State

The state-owned dam is owned by the Odnr, Division of Wildlife.

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1960
Completed
Odnr, Office of Chief Engineer
Dam designer
Tributary TO East Branch Black River
River built on
Spencer Lake - North Dam was built in 1960.
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Summary
Dam length 930 feet
Dam height 15 feet
Max discharge 99 cubic feet per second
Max storage 258 acre feet
Normal storage 155 acre feet
Surface area 30 acres
Drainage area 1 square miles
930 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.

15 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.

99 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.

258 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.

155 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.

30 acres
Surface area

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

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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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.

6/24/2014
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 5 years.

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Distance to nearest town (miles) 4
Latitude 41
Longitude -82
NID ID (National ID) OH00619

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