Accession Number:

ADA106110

Title:

National Dam Safety Program. Upper Doniphan Dam (MO 12091), Missouri - Kansas City Basin, Ray County, Missouri. Phase I Inspection Report.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

BLACK AND VEATCH KANSAS CITY MO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

73.0

Abstract:

Upper Doniphan Dam was inspected by a team of engineers. The purpose of the inspection was to make an assessment of the general condition of the dam with respect to safety, based upon available data and visual inspection, in order to determine if the dam poses hazards to human life or property. Our inspection and evaluation indicates the spillways do not meet the criteria set forth in the guidelines for a dam having the above size and hazard potential. The spillways will not pass the probable maximum flood without overtopping but will pass 15 percent of the probable maximum flood. The spillways will pass the flood which has a one percent change of occurrence in any given year 100-year flood. The spillway design flood recommended by the guidelines is 50 to 100 percent of the probable maximum flood. Considering the hazard zone, the spillway design flood should be 100 percent of the probable maximum flood. The probable maximum flood is defined as the flood discharge which may be expected from the most severe combination of critical meteorologic and hydrologic conditions which are reasonably possible in the region.

Subject Categories:

  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE