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Bowman-Haley Dam
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Location of Bowman-Haley Dam in North Dakota
Country United States
Location Bowman County, North Dakota
Coordinates 45°59′00″N 103°14′42″W / 45.9833°N 103.2450°W / 45.9833; -103.2450
Status Operational
Opening date 1970
Owner(s) United States Army Corps of Engineers logo.svg 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)
Creates Bowman-Haley Reservoir
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

Bowman-Haley Dam is an embankment dam located in Bowman County, North Dakota, in the southwestern part of the state. The dam is just over 2 miles north of the South Dakota border.

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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