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Watervliet, New York
Flood Control
Local government owned
Built in 1912

Watervliet Upper Dam is an earth dam built on the DRY River and is located in Watervliet, New York. It was built in 1912 for the purpose of flood control.

The dam is owned by the local government.

Location
Watervliet Upper Dam
Watervliet, New York, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Flood control
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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City of Watervliet
Owner
Local government

Watervliet Upper Dam is owned by the local government.

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1912
Completed
DRY River
River built on
Watervliet Upper Dam was built in 1912.
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Summary
Dam length 500 feet
Dam height 72 feet
Max discharge 272 cubic feet per second
Max storage 1,217 acre feet
Drainage area 3 square miles
500 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.

72 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.

272 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.

1,217 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.

3 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.

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.

4/19/2016
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 2 years.

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Latitude 42
Longitude -73
NID ID (National ID) NY01356

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