Willamette Falls Locks Dam is built on the Willamette River and is located in Oregon City, Oregon. It was built in 1873 for the purpose of navigation.
The dam is under federal ownership and is owned by the Cenwp.
Willamette Falls Locks Dam is under federal ownership and is owned by the Cenwp.
|Hydraulic height||37 feet|
|Max storage||17,000 acre feet|
|Normal storage||17,000 acre feet|
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.
Maximum storage is defined as the total storage space in a reservoir below the maximum attainable water surface elevation, including any surcharge 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.
Dams assigned the low hazard potential classification are those where failure or misoperation results in no probable loss of human life and low economic and/or environ-mental losses. Losses are principally limited to the ownerâs property.
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.
Inspections are every 5 years.
|Distance to nearest town (miles)||1|
|NID ID (National ID)||OR00596|