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Albany, New York
Local government owned
Built in 1851

Tivoli Lake Dam is an earth dam built on the Tr-Hudson River and is located in Albany, New York. It was built in 1851 for the purpose of recreation.

The dam is owned by the local government.

Tivoli Lake Dam
Albany, New York, U.S.
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Albany Water Board
Local government

Tivoli Lake Dam is owned by the local government.

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Tr-Hudson River
River built on
Tivoli Lake Dam was built in 1851.
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Dam length 400 feet
Dam height 9 feet
Max discharge 2,700 cubic feet per second
Max storage 52 acre feet
Normal storage 25 acre feet
Surface area 3 acres
Drainage area 0 square miles
400 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.

2,700 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.

52 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.

25 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.

3 acres
Surface area

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

0 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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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.

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Latitude 42
Longitude -73
NID ID (National ID) NY13383

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