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Huntington, Indiana
State owned
Built in 1986

Wahl-Shin-Cah Lake Dam is an earth dam built on the Unnamed Huntington Reservoir #1 River and is located in Huntington, Indiana. It was built in 1986 for the purpose of recreation.

The state-owned dam is owned by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

Wahl-Shin-Cah Lake Dam
Huntington, Indiana, U.S.
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Indiana Department of Natural Resources

The state-owned dam is owned by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

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Dam designer
Unnamed Huntington Reservoir #1 River
River built on
Wahl-Shin-Cah Lake Dam was built in 1986.
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Dam length 860 feet
Dam height 22 feet
Max discharge 1,710 cubic feet per second
Max storage 320 acre feet
Normal storage 162 acre feet
Surface area 24 acres
Drainage area 1 square miles
860 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.

22 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.

1,710 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.

320 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.

162 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.

24 acres
Surface area

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

1 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 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.

Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 5 years.

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Latitude 40
Longitude -85
NID ID (National ID) IN03758

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