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Lockport, Kentucky
Recreation
Privately owned
Built in 1973

Trailwood Lake Dam is an earth dam built on the Backbone Creek River and is located in Lockport, Kentucky. It was built in 1973 for the purpose of recreation.

The dam is privately owned by Andrew Beck. It is also known as Trailwood Lake.

Location
Trailwood Lake Dam
Lockport, Kentucky, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Recreation
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Andrew Beck
Owner
Private

Trailwood Lake Dam is privately owned by Andrew Beck.

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1973
Completed
Kennoy Engineers,Inc. / Lexington, KY.
Dam designer
Backbone Creek River
River built on
Trailwood Lake Dam was built in 1973.
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Summary
Dam length 570 feet
Dam height 63 feet
Structural height 63 feet
Hydraulic height 63 feet
Max storage 2,779 acre feet
Normal storage 959 acre feet
Surface area 62 acres
Drainage area 4 square miles
570 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.

63 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.

63 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.

63 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.

2,779 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.

959 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.

62 acres
Surface area

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

4 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.

12/17/2013
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 5 years.

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Also known as Trailwood Lake
Distance to nearest town (miles) 15
Latitude 38
Longitude -84
NID ID (National ID) KY00315

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