National Dam Safety Program. DeMarco Lake Dam (MO 31555), Missouri - Kansas City Basin, Boone County, Missouri. Phase I Inspection Report.
BLACK AND VEATCH KANSAS CITY MO
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DeMarco Lake 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 spillway does not meet the criteria set forth in the guidelines for a dam having the above size and hazard potential. The spillway will not pass 50 percent of the probable maximum flood without overtopping but will pass 15 percent of the probable maximum flood. The spillway will not pass the flood which has a one percent chance of occurrence in any given year the 100-year flood. The spillway design flood recommended by the guidelines is 50 to 100 percent of the probable maximum flood. Considering the volume of water impounded behind the dam and the hazard zone, the spillway design flood should be 50 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.
- Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
- Civil Engineering