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, Illinois
Recreation
Federal ownership
Built in 1977

Whoopie Cat Dam is an earth dam built on the Tr-Big Green River and is located in , Illinois. It was built in 1977 for the purpose of recreation.

The dam is under federal ownership and is owned by the USDA FS.

Location
Whoopie Cat Dam
, Illinois, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Recreation
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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USDA FS
Owner
Federal

Whoopie Cat Dam is under federal ownership and is owned by the USDA FS.

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1977
Completed
Tr-Big Green River
River built on
Whoopie Cat Dam was built in 1977.
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Summary
Dam length 450 feet
Dam height 38 feet
Hydraulic height 34 feet
Max discharge 400 cubic feet per second
Max storage 316 acre feet
Normal storage 296 acre feet
Surface area 22 acres
450 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.

38 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.

34 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.

400 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.

316 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.

296 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.

22 acres
Surface area

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

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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.

Not required
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.

9/29/2014
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 5 years.

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Latitude 37
Longitude -88
NID ID (National ID) IL00035

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