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Indiana
Hydroelectric
Privately owned
Built in 1929

Star Mill Dam is a concrete dam built on the Fawn River and is located in Indiana. It was built in 1929 for the purpose of hydroelectric.

The dam is privately owned by Richard Muntz.

Location
Star Mill Dam
Indiana, U.S.
Dam type
Concrete
Dam type
Hydroelectric
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Richard Muntz
Owner
Private

Star Mill Dam is privately owned by Richard Muntz.

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1929
Completed
Fawn River
River built on
Star Mill Dam was built in 1929.
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Summary
Dam length 362 feet
Dam height 9 feet
Max storage 275 acre feet
Normal storage 74 acre feet
Surface area 38 acres
Drainage area 165 square miles
362 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.

9 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.

275 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.

74 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.

38 acres
Surface area

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

165 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.

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.

1/25/2018
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 5 years.

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Latitude 41
Longitude -85
NID ID (National ID) IN03700
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