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Beverly Hills, California
Federal ownership
Built in 1915

Upper Franklin Dam is an earth dam located in Beverly Hills, California. It was built in 1915 and modified in 1983 .

The dam is under federal ownership and is owned by the Doi NPS.

Location
Upper Franklin Dam
Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Other
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Doi NPS
Owner
Federal

Upper Franklin Dam is under federal ownership and is owned by the Doi NPS.

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Summary
Dam length 260 feet
Dam height 40 feet
Max discharge 192 cubic feet per second
Max storage 150 acre feet
260 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.

40 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.

192 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.

150 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.

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Significant
Downstream potential hazard

Dams assigned the significant hazard potential classification are those dams where failure or mis-operation results in no probable loss of human life but can cause economic loss, environment damage, disruption of lifeline facilities, or impact other concerns. Significant hazard potential classification dams are often located in predominantly rural or agricultural areas but could be located in areas with population and significant infrastructure.

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.

7/27/2006
Most recent inspection date

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Distance to nearest town (miles) 3
Latitude 34
Longitude -118
NID ID (National ID) CA00085

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