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Litchfield, Maine
Local government owned
Built in 1885

Tacoma Lakes Dam is a concrete dam built on the Pond Stream River and is located in Litchfield, Maine. It was built in 1885 and modified in 1985 .

The dam is owned by the local government. It is also known as Tacoma Lakes. The dam used to be known as Woodbury.

Location
Tacoma Lakes Dam
Litchfield, Maine, U.S.
Dam type
Concrete
Dam type
Other
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Litchfield
Owner
Local government

Tacoma Lakes Dam is owned by the local government.

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1885
Completed
1985
Modified
Pond Stream River
River built on
Tacoma Lakes Dam was built in 1885 and modified in 1985.
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Summary
Dam length 130 feet
Dam height 11 feet
Structural height 11 feet
Hydraulic height 8 feet
Max storage 2,990 acre feet
Normal storage 2,520 acre feet
Surface area 2,580 acres
Drainage area 15 square miles
130 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.

11 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.

11 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.

8 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.

2,990 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.

2,520 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.

2,580 acres
Surface area

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

15 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.

05/31/2019
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 12 years.

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Also known as Tacoma Lakes
Former name Woodbury
Latitude 44
Longitude -69
NID ID (National ID) ME00400

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