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Stetson, Maine
Local government owned
Built in 1853

Upper Stetson Stream Dam is built on the Stetson Stream River and is located in Stetson, Maine. It was built in 1853 .

The dam is owned by the local government. It is also known as Upper Stetson Stream. The dam used to be known as Archers Dam; Pleasant Lake Dam.

Location
Upper Stetson Stream Dam
Stetson, Maine, U.S.
Dam type
Other
Dam type
Other
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Stetson
Owner
Local government

Upper Stetson Stream Dam is owned by the local government.

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1853
Completed
Stetson Stream River
River built on
Upper Stetson Stream Dam was built in 1853.
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Summary
Dam length 325 feet
Dam height 10 feet
Structural height 10 feet
Hydraulic height 10 feet
Max storage 3,450 acre feet
Normal storage 2,750 acre feet
Surface area 768 acres
Drainage area 10 square miles
325 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.

10 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.

10 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.

10 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.

3,450 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.

2,750 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.

768 acres
Surface area

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

10 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.

8/1/2005
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 12 years.

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Also known as Upper Stetson Stream
Former name Archers Dam; Pleasant Lake Dam
Latitude 44
Longitude -69
NID ID (National ID) ME00402

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