Bowman-Haley Dam facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsBowman-Haley Dam
|Location||Bowman County, North Dakota|
|Owner(s)||U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District|
|Dam and spillways|
|Type of dam||Embankment|
|Impounds||North Fork of the Grand River|
|Height||79 ft (24 m)|
|Length||5,730 ft (1,747 m)|
|Total capacity||171,838 acre⋅ft (0.211959 km3) (Maximum Pool)|
|Active capacity||19,780 acre⋅ft (0.02440 km3) (Normal Pool)|
|Surface area||2.7 square miles|
The earthen dam was constructed in 1970 by the United States Army Corps of Engineers to impound the North Fork of the Grand River for flood control, fish and wildlife preservation, recreation, and municipal and industrial water supply. The dam is owned and operated by the Corps of Engineers, with a height of 79 feet and a length of 5730 at its crest.
The reservoir it creates, Bowman-Haley Lake, has a water surface of 2.7 square miles and a maximum capacity of 171,838 acre-feet, although its normal storage level of 19,780 acre-feet is much smaller.
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