National Dam Safety Program. Sunset Lake Dam (MO 30341), Missouri - Kansas City Basin, Cole County, Missouri. Phase I Inspection Report.
ARMY ENGINEER DISTRICT ST LOUIS MO
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This dam was classified as a small size dam with a high downstream hazard potential. The dam, in its current configuration, has no credible spillway. Only evaporation and seepage prevent overtopping by every rainstorm occurrence. Removal of the three metal plate stoplogs in the drop inlet spillway would provide approximately 18 inches of freeboard at the normal pool elevation. In that configuration, which is recommended as a minimum, the spillway capacity is seriously inadequate to prevent overtopping and will contain less than 10 percent of the probable maximum flood.
- Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
- Civil Engineering