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Climbing Hill, Iowa
Flood Control
Local government owned
Built in 2002

Zellmer Subwatershed Site J-1A Dam is an earth dam built on the TR- West Fork Little Sioux River and is located in Climbing Hill, Iowa. It was built in 2002 for the purpose of flood control.

The dam is owned by the local government. It is also known as Zellmer SWS.

Location
Zellmer Subwatershed Site J-1A Dam
Climbing Hill, Iowa, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Flood control
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Woodbury CO SWCD
Owner
Local government

Zellmer Subwatershed Site J-1A Dam is owned by the local government.

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2002
Completed
USDA NRCS
Dam designer
TR- West Fork Little Sioux River
River built on
Zellmer Subwatershed Site J-1A Dam was built in 2002.
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Summary
Dam length 460 feet
Dam height 42 feet
Max storage 70 acre feet
Normal storage 45 acre feet
Surface area 5 acres
Drainage area 0 square miles
460 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.

42 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.

70 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.

45 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.

5 acres
Surface area

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

0 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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Low
Downstream potential hazard

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 owner’s property.

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.

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Also known as Zellmer SWS
Former name 0
Latitude 42
Longitude -96
NID ID (National ID) IA03895

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