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North Dakota
Fish And Wildlife Pond
Federal ownership
Built in 1989

Sunburst Lake Dam is an earth dam built on the Horsehead Valley Coulee River and is located in North Dakota. It was built in 1989 and modified in 2009S for the purpose of fish and wildlife pond.

The dam is under federal ownership and is owned by the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

Location
Sunburst Lake Dam
North Dakota, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Fish and wildlife pond
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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US Fish and Wildlife Service
Owner
Federal

Sunburst Lake Dam is under federal ownership and is owned by the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

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1989
Completed
2009S
Modified
Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
Dam designer
Horsehead Valley Coulee River
River built on
Sunburst Lake Dam was built in 1989 and modified in 2009S.
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Summary
Dam length 565 feet
Dam height 13 feet
Structural height 13 feet
Hydraulic height 12 feet
Max discharge 3,346 cubic feet per second
Max storage 335 acre feet
Normal storage 66 acre feet
Surface area 31 acres
Drainage area 9 square miles
565 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.

13 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.

13 feet
Structural height

Structural height of the dam is defined as the vertical distance from the lowest point of the excavated foundation to the top of the dam. Top of dam refers to the parapet wall and not the crest.

12 feet
Hydraulic height

Hydraulic height of the dam is defined as the vertical difference between the maximum design water level and the lowest point in the original streambed.

3,346 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.

335 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.

66 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.

31 acres
Surface area

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

9 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.

9/12/2016
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 6 years.

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Latitude 46
Longitude -100
NID ID (National ID) ND00336
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