Bayou Darbonne Dam + Reservoir (Lake D'Arbonne)

Field Descriptions

Dam Name: Bayou Darbonne Dam + Reservoir
Other Name: BAYOU DARBONNE DAM
NID ID: LA00015
Longitude: -92.341
Latitude: 32.71167
Map Section: S14 & S23,T20N,R1E
County: UNION
River: BAYOU DARBONNE
State: LA
Nearest City: POINT
Distance: 4 miles
Owner Name: STATE OF LOUISIANA
Owner Type: State
Dam Designer: LA DEPT OF PUBLIC WORKS
Private Dam? NO
Dam Type: Earth
Core: Homogeneous Dam (Position)
Earth (Type)
Known (Certainty)
Foundation: SK
Purposes: Fish and Wildlife Pond
Year Completed: 1961
Dam Length: 2450 feet
Dam Height: 54 feet
Structural Height: 54 feet
Hydraulic Height: 51 feet
Maximum Discharge: 93500 cu ft/sec
Maximum Storage: 240000 acre-feet
Normal Storage: 130000 acre-feet
Surface Area: 15250 acres
Drainage Area: 1585 square miles
Hazard Potential: LOW
Emergency Action Plan? YES
Inspection Date: 2012-05-14
Inspection Frequency: 1
State Regulated Dam? YES
Spillway Type: UNCONTROLLED
Spillway Width: 799 feet
Outlet Gates: TS
Federal Funding Agency: BAYOU DARBONNE DAM
Source Agency:

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