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Wonewoc, Wisconsin
Fire Protection / Stock / Small Fish Pond
Privately owned
Built in 1976

Walsh Dam is an earth dam built on the Tr-Baraboo River and is located in Wonewoc, Wisconsin. It was built in 1976 for the purpose of fire protection / stock / small fish pond.

The dam is privately owned by Gary Walsh.

Walsh Dam
Wonewoc, Wisconsin, U.S.
Dam type
Dam type
Fire protection / Stock / Small fish pond
Foundation type
Core type
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Gary Walsh

Walsh Dam is privately owned by Gary Walsh.

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Tr-Baraboo River
River built on
Walsh Dam was built in 1976.
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Dam length 280 feet
Dam height 28 feet
Structural height 28 feet
Hydraulic height 22 feet
Max discharge 60 cubic feet per second
Max storage 28 acre feet
Normal storage 12 acre feet
Surface area 2 acres
Drainage area 0 square miles
280 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.

28 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.

28 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.

22 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.

60 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.

28 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.

12 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.

2 acres
Surface area

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

0 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 high hazard potential classification are those where failure or mis-operation will probably cause loss of human life.

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.

Most recent inspection date

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Latitude 43
Longitude -90
NID ID (National ID) WI00922

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