Liberty Dam (Liberty Reservoir)

Field Descriptions

Dam Name: Liberty Dam
Former Name: LIBERTY RESERVOIR
NID ID: MD00003
Longitude: -76.89083
Latitude: 39.37667
County: BALTIMORE
River: NORTH BRANCH, PATAPSCO RIVER
State: MD
Nearest City: DANIELS CITY
Distance: 10 miles
Owner Name: BALTIMORE CITY DPW RESERVOIR SECTION
Owner Type: Local Government
Dam Designer: ABEL WOLMAN
Private Dam? No
Dam Type: Gravity
Foundation: RK
Purposes: Water Supply
Year Completed: 1953
Year Modified/Mod Type: 1953
Dam Length: 704 feet
Dam Height: 175 feet
Maximum Discharge: 96800 cu ft/sec
Maximum Storage: 177000 acre-feet
Normal Storage: 132000 acre-feet
Surface Area: 3106 acres
Drainage Area: 164 square miles
Hazard Potential: High
Emergency Action Plan? Yes
Inspection Date: 2012-04-19
Inspection Frequency: 1
State Regulated Dam? Yes
State Regulating Agency: MD Dam Safety
Spillway Type: Uncontrolled
Spillway Width: 480 feet
Outlet Gates: None
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