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Valles Mines, Missouri
Tailings
Privately owned
Built in 1958

Upper Valle Mines Dam is built on the TR TO Joachim Creek River and is located in Valles Mines, Missouri. It was built in 1958 for the purpose of tailings.

The dam is privately owned by Valle Mining Company. It is also known as Upper Valle Mines Dam.

Location
Upper Valle Mines Dam
Valles Mines, Missouri, U.S.
Dam type
Other
Dam type
Tailings
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Valle Mining Company
Owner
Private

Upper Valle Mines Dam is privately owned by Valle Mining Company.

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1958
Completed
TR TO Joachim Creek River
River built on
Upper Valle Mines Dam was built in 1958.
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Summary
Dam height 34 feet
Structural height 34 feet
Max storage 291 acre feet
Normal storage 142 acre feet
Surface area 16 acres
Drainage area 160 square miles
34 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.

34 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.

291 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.

142 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.

16 acres
Surface area

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

160 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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High
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.

8/15/1980
Most recent inspection date

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Also known as Upper Valle Mines Dam
Distance to nearest town (miles) 8
Latitude 38
Longitude -90
NID ID (National ID) MO30370

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