National Dam Safety Program. Riss Lake Dam (MO 10926), Missouri - Kansas City Basin, Platte County, Missouri. Phase I Inspection Report.
BLACK AND VEATCH KANSAS CITY MO
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Riss Lake Dam was inspected 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 the probable maximum flood without overtopping but will pass 90 percent of the probable maximum flood, which is greater than the estimated 100-year flood. The spillway design flood recommended by the guidelines is 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. Deficiencies visually observed by the inspection team were erosion of the upstream face due to wave action, ponded water on the dam crest due to poor drainage of rainwater, trees and brush growing on the embankment, animal burrows, and seepage at several locations below the dam.
- Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
- Civil Engineering