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West Seneca/South Buffalo, New York
Flood Control
Local government owned
Built in 1993

West Seneca Industrial Park Dam is an earth dam built on the Seneca Creek River and is located in West Seneca/South Buffalo, New York. It was built in 1993 for the purpose of flood control.

The dam is owned by the local government.

Location
West Seneca Industrial Park Dam
West Seneca/South Buffalo, New York, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Flood control
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Town of West Seneca
Owner
Local government

West Seneca Industrial Park Dam is owned by the local government.

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1993
Completed
Seneca Creek River
River built on
West Seneca Industrial Park Dam was built in 1993.
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Summary
Dam length 282 feet
Dam height 6 feet
Max storage 36 acre feet
Normal storage 16 acre feet
Surface area 11 acres
Drainage area 1 square miles
282 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.

6 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.

36 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.

16 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.

11 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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Significant
Downstream potential hazard

Dams assigned the significant hazard potential classification are those dams where failure or mis-operation results in no probable loss of human life but can cause economic loss, environment damage, disruption of lifeline facilities, or impact other concerns. Significant hazard potential classification dams are often located in predominantly rural or agricultural areas but could be located in areas with population and significant infrastructure.

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.

6/22/2017
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 4 years.

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Latitude 42
Longitude -78
NID ID (National ID) NY14833

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