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Vernon County Flood Control Structures

Public access to most of the County's flood control dams is restricted, as most are located on private property. Access roads leading to these dams are only for authorized operations and maintenance work. Always ask permission before entering private property when hunting, fishing, or recreating.

 

Definitions

Low Hazard - No homes in Breach Route Floodplain
Significant Hazard - Homes in the Breach Route Floodplain, but outside the dam non-existent floodplain.
High Hazard - Homes in the dam non-existent floodplain.
AC. Ft. - Acre foot; water one foot deep over one acre; 43,560 cubic feet; 325,829 gallons
cy - Cubic yard; three feet high x three feet deep; 27 cubic feet
Bad Axe 02 - Raaum
Bad Axe 02 - Raaum
Location - Town of Viroqua; T13N R04W Section 19, Springville Road.
Landowners - Mark & Theresa Lepke
Hazard Rating - Low
Public Access - No
Completed - 1963
Type - Dry Dam
Watershed Size - 2,035 Acres
Flood Storage Capacity - 469 ac. ft.
Dimensions - 30' high X 750' long
Construction Facts - $35,983 Construction cost; using 40,285 c.y. of fill
 

Bad Axe 11 - Duck Egg

Bad Axe 11 - Duck Egg
Location - Town of Viroqua; T13N, R4W, Section 19, Duck Egg Lane
Landowners - Vernon County
Hazard Rating - Significant
Public Access - Yes
Completed - 1987
Type - Dry Dam
Watershed Size - 12,851 acres
Flood Storage Capacity - 4,400 ac. ft.
Dimensions - 76 ft. high, 1,030 ft. long
Construction Facts - $5,956,095 construction cost; using 653,872 c.y. of fill
 
Bad Axe 12 - Runge Hollow
Bad Axe 12 - Runge Hollow
Location - Town of Jefferson; T13N, R5W, Section 7, County Highway "Y"
Landowners - Christianson Brothers
Hazard Rating - High
Public Access - Yes
Completed - 1974
Type - Wet Sediment Pool
Watershed Size - 19,277 ac.
Flood Storage Capacity - 6,150 ac. ft.
Dimensions - 70 ft. high; 790 ft. long
Construction Facts - $812,225 construction cost; using 405,385 cy of fill
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Bad Axe 16 - Thompson
Bad Axe 16 - Thompson
Location - Town of Franklin; T12N, R5W, Section 27, Hornby Hollow Road
Landowners - Reid Ludlow
Hazard Rating - High

Public Access - No

Completed - 1963
Type - Dry Dam
Watershed Size - 3,763 ac
Flood Storage Capacity - 3,763 ac
Dimensions - 44.5 ft. high; 500 ft. long
Construction Facts - $108,887 construction cost; using 90,855 cy of fill
 
Bad Axe 17 - Eagle's Park Dam
Bad Axe 17 - Eagle's Park
Location - Town of Sterling; T12N, R5W, Section 28, Hornby Hollow Road
Landowners - Mick Lyons
Hazard Rating - High
Public Access - No
Completed - 1963
Type - Dry Dam
Watershed Size -1,222 ac
Flood Storage Capacity - 164 ac ft.
Dimensions - 43.5 ft. high; 420 ft. long
Construction Facts - $72,996 construction cost; using 65,366 cy of fill
 
Bad Axe 24 - Skildum Dam
Bad Axe 24 - Skildum Dam
Location - Town of Sterling
Landowners - Allen and Mark Johnson
Hazard Rating - Low
Public Access - No
Completed - 1963
Type - Dry Dam
Watershed Size -1,030 ac
Flood Storage Capacity - 158 ac ft.
Dimensions - 39.5 ft. high; 320 ft. long
Construction Facts - $108,887 construction cost; using 59,908 cy of fill
 
Bad Axe 33 - Sidie Hollow
Bad Axe 33 - Sidie Hollow
Location - Town of Franklin; T12N, R5W, Section 10, Lower Lake Road
Landowners - Vernon County
Hazard Rating - Low
Public Access - Yes
Completed - 1965
Type - Public Recreation Pool
Watershed Size -4,557 ac
Flood Storage Capacity - 860 ac ft.
Dimensions - 39.5 ft. high; 320 ft. long
Construction Facts - $454,208 construction cost; using 166,083 cy of fill
 
Bad Axe 34 - Tally Dam
Bad Axe 34 - Tally Dam
Location - Town of Franklin; T12N, R5W, Section 10, Lower Lake Road
Landowners - Edwin Knutson
Hazard Rating - Low
Public Access - No
Completed - 1965
Type - Dry Dam
Watershed Size - 4,704 ac
Flood Storage Capacity - 835 ac ft.
Dimensions - 41.3 ft. high; 530 ft. long
Construction Facts - $72,338 construction cost; using 89,650 cy of fill
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Coon Creek 14 - Struxness Dam
Coon Creek 14 - Struxness Dam
Location - Town of Christiana; T14N, R4W, Section 17, County Highway "P"
Landowners - Mark and Alisa Johnson
Hazard Rating - Low
Public Access - No
Completed - 1962
Type - Dry Dam
Watershed Size - 448 ac
Flood Storage Capacity - 35 ac ft.
Dimensions - 41.8 ft. high; 350 ft. long
Construction Facts - $34,518 construction cost; using 32,519 cy of fill
 
Coon Creek 15 - Swenson Dam
Coon Creek 15 - Swenson Dam
Location - Town of Christiana; T14N, R4W, Section 21,Hastings Lane
Landowners - Scott Meyer
Hazard Rating - Low
Public Access - No
Completed - 1962
Type - Dry Dam
Watershed Size - 84 ac
Flood Storage Capacity - 84 ac ft.
Dimensions - 45.1 ft. high; 260 ft. long
Construction Facts - $38,037 construction cost; using 31,209 cy of fill
 
Coon Creek 16 - Garlic Dam
Coon Creek 16 - Garlic Dam
Location - Town of Christiana; T14N, R4W, Section 21,Kolbo Road
Landowners - Herb and Margaret Garlic
Hazard Rating - Low
Public Access - No
Completed - 1962
Type - Dry Dam
Watershed Size - 211 ac
Flood Storage Capacity - 31 ac ft.
Dimensions - 28.1 ft. high; 240 ft. long
Construction Facts - $22,435 construction cost; using 20,469 cy of fill
 
Coon Creek 17 - Melby Dam
Coon Creek 17 - Melby Dam
Location - Town of Christiana; T14N, R4W, Section 15, County Highway "P"
Landowners - Martin and Carol Hall
Hazard Rating - Significant
Public Access - No
Completed - 1962
Type - Dry Dam
Watershed Size - 839 ac
Flood Storage Capacity - 73 ac ft.
Dimensions - 45.2 ft. high; 275 ft. long
Construction Facts - $41,430 construction cost; using 36,002 cy of fill
 
Coon Creek 41 - Dahlen Dam
Coon Creek 41 - Dahlen Dam
Location - Town of Christiana; T14N, R4W, Section 15, County Highway "P"
Landowners - James Dahlen
Hazard Rating - High
Public Access - No
Completed - 1962
Type - Dry Dam
Watershed Size - 1,574 ac
Flood Storage Capacity - 75 ac ft.
Dimensions - 45.2 ft. high; 400 ft. long
Construction Facts - $66,251 construction cost; using 50,000 cy of fill
 
West Fork 01 - Jersey Valley Dam
West Fork 01 - Jersey Valley Dam
Location - Town of Christiana; T14N, R4W, Section 13, County Highway "X"
Landowners - Vernon County/WI DNR
Hazard Rating - High
Public Access - Yes
Completed - 1969
Type - Public Recreation Pool
Watershed Size - 3,220 ac
Flood Storage Capacity - 1,565 ac ft.
Dimensions - 39.2 ft. high; 320 ft. long
Construction Facts - $340,243 construction cost; using 292,000 cy of fill
 
West Fork 03 - Ostrem Dam
West Fork 03 - Ostrem Dam
Location - Town of Clinton; T14N, R3W, Section 21, Wang Ridge Road
Landowners - Ronnie and Joyce Clark
Hazard Rating - High
Public Access - No
Completed - 1964
Type - Private Wet Sediment Pool
Watershed Size - 1,948 ac
Flood Storage Capacity - 208 ac ft.
Dimensions - 35 ft. high; 460 ft. long
Construction Facts - $35,958 construction cost; using 43,155 cy of fill
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West Fork 04 - Hidden Valley Dam
West Fork 04 - Hidden Valley Dam
Location - Town of Viroqua; T13N, R4W, Section 11, County Highway "Y"
Landowners - Miller/Calkins/Smith
Hazard Rating - High
Public Access - No
Completed - 1966
Type - Private Wet Sediment Pool
Watershed Size - 1,948 ac
Flood Storage Capacity - 567 ac ft.
Dimensions - 39.5 ft. high; 320 ft. long
Construction Facts - $153,144 construction cost; using 134,082 cy of fill
 
West Fork 05 - Seas Branch Dam
West Fork 05 - Seas Branch Dam
Location - Town of Viroqua; T13N, R4W
Landowners - Richard and Mary Lobek
Hazard Rating - High
Public Access - Yes
Completed - 1966
Type - Public Wet Sediment Pool
Watershed Size - 1,909 ac
Flood Storage Capacity - 534 ac ft.
Dimensions - 45 ft. high; 615 ft. long
Construction Facts - $142,671construction cost; using 140,399 cy of fill
 
West Fork 12 - Jacobsen Dam
West Fork 12 - Jacobsen Dam
Location - Town of Webster; T13N, R3W, Section 4, Bloomingdale Road
Landowners - Kent Krause
Hazard Rating - Low
Public Access - No
Completed - 1964
Type - Private Wet Sediment Pool
Watershed Size - 698 ac
Flood Storage Capacity - 93 ac ft.
Dimensions - 28 ft. high; 350 ft. long
Construction Facts - $122,559 construction cost; using 21,991 cy of fill
 
West Fork 16 - Clockmaker
West Fork 16 - Clockmaker
Location - Town of Christiana; T14N, R4W, Section 25, County Highway "P"
Landowners - Mark and Sandra Johnson
Hazard Rating - Low
Public Access - No
Completed - 1971
Type - Dry Dam
Watershed Size -1,472 ac
Flood Storage Capacity - 265 ac ft.
Dimensions - 45 ft. high; 320 ft. long
Construction Facts - $85,441 construction cost; using 45,600 cy of fill
 
West Fork 17 - Yttri Dam
West Fork 17 - Yttri
Location - Town of Viroqua; T12N, R4W, Section 2, Maple Dale Road
Landowners - Dane and Juliet Piper
Hazard Rating - Significant
Public Access - No
Completed - 1969
Type - Dry Dam
Watershed Size -4,608 ac
Flood Storage Capacity - 1,085 ac ft.
Dimensions - 53.5 ft. high; 650 ft. long
Construction Facts - $261,720 construction cost; using 153,500 cy of fill
 
West Fork PK - Pilot Klinkner
West Fork PK - Pilot Klinkner
Location - Town of Clinton; T14N, R3W, Section 9, Kelbel Road
Landowners - Fluekiger/Miller
Hazard Rating - High
Public Access - No
Completed - 19656
Type - Dry Dam
Watershed Size - 1,535 ac
Flood Storage Capacity - 235 ac ft.
Dimensions - 24 ft. high; 555 ft. long
Construction Facts - $30,000 construction cost; using 30,556 cy of fill
 
West Fork PM - Pilot Mlsna
West Fork PM - Pilot Mlsna
Location - Town of Clinton; T14N, R3W, Section 5, Knapp Valley Road
Landowners - Mlsna Trust
Hazard Rating - High
Public Access - No
Completed - 19656
Type - Dry Dam
Watershed Size - 948 ac
Flood Storage Capacity - 257 ac ft.
Dimensions - 31.5 ft. high; 500 ft. long
Construction Facts - $35,000 construction cost; using 47,168 cy of fill
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