Lake Sara Dam (Lake Sara)

Field Descriptions

Dam Name: Lake Sara Dam
Other Name: LAKE SARA
NID ID: IL00607
Longitude: -88.6167
Latitude: 39.125
Map Section: 22;8N;5E;3
County: EFFINGHAM
River: BLUE POINT CREEK
State: IL
Nearest City: LOUISVILLE
Distance: 24 miles
Owner Name: EFFINGHAM WATER AUTHORITY
Owner Type: Public Utility
Dam Designer: WARREN & VAN PRAAG, INC.
Private Dam? No
Dam Type: Earth
Purposes: Water Supply
Dam Length: 1625 feet
Dam Height: 65 feet
Maximum Discharge: 16450 cu ft/sec
Maximum Storage: 20392 acre-feet
Normal Storage: 11720 acre-feet
Surface Area: 586 acres
Drainage Area: 12.3 square miles
Hazard Potential: Significant
Emergency Action Plan? Yes
Inspection Date: 2010-08-18
Inspection Frequency: 3
State Regulated Dam? Yes
State Regulating Agency: IDNR
Spillway Type: Uncontrolled
Spillway Width: 300 feet
Outlet Gates: U
Federal Funding Agency: LAKE SARA
Source Agency:

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