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Kezar Falls, Maine
Hydroelectric
Public utility owned
Built in 1860

Upper Kezar Falls - Main Channel Dam is built on the Ossipee River and is located in Kezar Falls, Maine. It was built in 1860 and modified in 1997S for the purpose of hydroelectric.

The dam is owned by the public utility, Kezar Falls Hydro, LLC.

Location
Upper Kezar Falls - Main Channel Dam
Kezar Falls, Maine, U.S.
Dam type
Other
Dam type
Hydroelectric
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Kezar Falls Hydro, LLC
Owner
Public utility

Upper Kezar Falls - Main Channel Dam is owned by the public utility, Kezar Falls Hydro, LLC.

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1860
Completed
1997S
Modified
Ossipee River
River built on
Upper Kezar Falls - Main Channel Dam was built in 1860 and modified in 1997S.
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Summary
Dam length 270 feet
Dam height 8 feet
Max discharge 16,600 cubic feet per second
Max storage 130 acre feet
Normal storage 130 acre feet
Surface area 10 acres
Drainage area 416 square miles
270 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.

8 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.

16,600 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.

130 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.

130 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.

10 acres
Surface area

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

416 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.

9/29/2015
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 3 years.

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Latitude 43
Longitude -70
NID ID (National ID) ME00045

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