Walter C. Best Lake Dam is an earth dam built on the Tributary TO Chagrin River and is located in West Bass Lake, Ohio. It was built for the purpose of recreation.
The dam is owned by the local government.
Walter C. Best Lake Dam is owned by the local government.
|Dam length||3,410 feet|
|Dam height||15 feet|
|Max discharge||184 cubic feet per second|
|Max storage||220 acre feet|
|Normal storage||150 acre feet|
|Surface area||30 acres|
|Drainage area||0 square miles|
Number of cubic feet per second the spillway is capable of discharging when the reservoir is at its maximum designed water surface elevation.
Maximum storage is defined as the total storage space in a reservoir below the maximum attainable water surface elevation, including any surcharge 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.
Surface area, in acres, of the impoundment at its normal retention level.
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.
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 ownerâs property.
Inspections are every 5 years.
|Distance to nearest town (miles)||1|
|NID ID (National ID)||OH03067|