Frenchman Dam (Frenchman Lake)

Field Descriptions

Dam Name: Frenchman
NID ID: CA00032
Longitude: -120.187
Latitude: 39.8929
Map Section: S.33,T.24N,R.16E
County: PLUMAS
River: LIT LAST CHANCE CR
State: CA
Nearest City: VINTON
Distance: 8 miles
Owner Name: CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF WATER RESOURCES
Owner Type: State
Private Dam? No
Dam Type: Earth
Foundation: R
Purposes: Irrigation
Year Completed: 1961
Dam Length: 720 feet
Dam Height: 129 feet
Hydraulic Height: 110 feet
Maximum Discharge: 173 cu ft/sec
Maximum Storage: 82000 acre-feet
Normal Storage: 55477 acre-feet
Surface Area: 1580 acres
Drainage Area: 82 square miles
Hazard Potential: High
Emergency Action Plan? Not Required By Submitting Agency
Inspection Date: 2011-09-22
Inspection Frequency: 1
State Regulated Dam? Yes
State Regulating Agency: Division of Safety of Dams
Spillway Type: Uncontrolled
Spillway Width: 0 feet
Volume of Dam: 537000 cubic yards
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