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Tomahawk, Wisconsin
Public utility owned
Built in 1912

West Dike -Rice Dam is built on the Tomahawk River and is located in Tomahawk, Wisconsin. It was built in 1912 .

The dam is owned by the public utility, Wisconsin Valley Improvement Company. It is also known as Dikes Nos. 1,2,3 and 4.

Location
West Dike -Rice Dam
Tomahawk, Wisconsin, U.S.
Dam type
Other
Dam type
Other
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Wisconsin Valley Improvement Company
Owner
Public utility

West Dike -Rice Dam is owned by the public utility, Wisconsin Valley Improvement Company.

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1912
Completed
Tomahawk River
River built on
West Dike -Rice Dam was built in 1912.
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Summary
Dam length 1,550 feet
Dam height 10 feet
Max discharge 12,726 cubic feet per second
Max storage 44,123 acre feet
Drainage area 544 square miles
1,550 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.

10 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.

12,726 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.

44,123 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.

544 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.

6/21/2017
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 1 ear.

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Also known as Dikes Nos. 1,2,3 and 4
Distance to nearest town (miles) 7
Latitude 45
Longitude -89
NID ID (National ID) WI00741

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