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Wolverine, Michigan
Recreation
Privately owned
Built in 1962

Wildwood Lake Dam is an earth dam built on the Bradley Creek River and is located in Wolverine, Michigan. It was built in 1962 for the purpose of recreation.

The dam is privately owned by Wildwood Lake Association.

Location
Wildwood Lake Dam
Wolverine, Michigan, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Recreation
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Wildwood Lake Association
Owner
Private

Wildwood Lake Dam is privately owned by Wildwood Lake Association.

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1962
Completed
Bradley Creek River
River built on
Wildwood Lake Dam was built in 1962.
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Summary
Dam length 305 feet
Dam height 23 feet
Structural height 23 feet
Hydraulic height 21 feet
Max storage 2,800 acre feet
Normal storage 1,400 acre feet
Surface area 222 acres
Drainage area 3 square miles
305 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.

23 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.

23 feet
Structural height

Structural height of the dam is defined as the vertical distance from the lowest point of the excavated foundation to the top of the dam. Top of dam refers to the parapet wall and not the crest.

21 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.

2,800 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.

1,400 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.

222 acres
Surface area

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

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.

4/17/2015
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 3 years.

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Distance to nearest town (miles) 5
Latitude 45
Longitude -84
NID ID (National ID) MI00249

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