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Rush Creek Valley, Indiana
Local government owned
Built in 1969

Twin-Rush Creek Dam No. 2 is an earth dam built on the Rinkers Creek River and is located in Rush Creek Valley, Indiana. It was built in 1969 .

The dam is owned by the local government. It is also known as John Hays Lake Dam. The dam used to be known as Twin-Rush Dam No. 2.

Location
Twin-Rush Creek Dam No. 2
Rush Creek Valley, Indiana, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Other
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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City of Salem
Owner
Local government

Twin-Rush Creek Dam No. 2 is owned by the local government.

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1969
Completed
USDA NRCS USDA
Dam designer
Rinkers Creek River
River built on
Twin-Rush Creek Dam No. 2 was built in 1969.
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Summary
Dam length 1,540 feet
Dam height 65 feet
Structural height 65 feet
Hydraulic height 61 feet
Max discharge 8,500 cubic feet per second
Max storage 10,650 acre feet
Normal storage 3,050 acre feet
Surface area 210 acres
Drainage area 9 square miles
1,540 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.

65 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.

65 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.

61 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.

8,500 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.

10,650 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.

3,050 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.

210 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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Downstream potential hazard

Dams assigned the high hazard potential classification are those where failure or mis-operation will probably cause loss of human life.

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.

1/19/2017
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 2 years.

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Also known as John Hays Lake Dam
Former name Twin-Rush Dam No. 2
Latitude 38
Longitude -86
NID ID (National ID) IN00153

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