Table Hy06: Hazard Rating of Lead and BariteTailings Dams and Piles in the Big River Basin

Table Hy06:  Hazard Rating of Lead and BariteTailings Dams and Piles in the Big River Basin

(USCOE and MDNR 1980). GP--COE 404 General Permit; LR--DNR Land Reclamation Permit; IP-Individual Permit.
ID Name County Material Rating
DAMS
1 Richwoods "WW" Dam Jefferson barite high
2 Dresser #11 Dam Jefferson barite low
3 Desoto B Dam Washington barite high*
4 Richwoods Mine B Dam Washington barite high*
5 Richwoods Pond Dam Washington barite high*
6 Ditch Creek Dam Washington barite high*
7 Big Four Mine Dam Washington barite high*
8 Desoto Mining Co. A Dam Washington barite high*
9 Kingston #1 Dam Washington barite high*
10 Star Mine Dam Washington barite high*
11 P&P Gravel Co. Washington barite high*
12 Dorlac Lake Dam Washington barite high*
13 Eshbaugh_Martin Dam Washington barite high*
14 Carter Lake Dam Washington barite high*
15 Sun Mine Dam Washington barite high*
16 Blackwell Mine Dam Washington barite high*
17 New Dresser No.4 Dam Washington barite high*
18 NL Industries Tiff Dam Washington barite high*
19 Dresser No.4 Dam (failed) Washington barite high*
20 Bottom Diggins Dam Washington barite high*
21 Cadet #2 Dam Washington barite low
22 Cadet No.1 Dam Washington barite sign
23 Old Wolf Dam Washington barite high*
24 Cadet Mine Tailings Dam Washington barite high*
25 Racola Tailings Dam Washington barite high*
26 Old Mines Tailings Dam Washington barite sign
27 Arnault Branch Mine Dam Washington barite high*
28 Lutrell Lake Dam Upper Washington barite high*
29 Moeckel Dam Washington barite high*
30 Keyes Branch Mine Dam Washington barite high*
31 Mineral Point No.2 Dam Washington barite high
32 Mineral Point #1 Dam Washington barite high
33 Dresser Minerals #7 Dam Washington barite low
34 Dresser Mineral #7 Dam South Washington barite sign
35 Old Washer #1 Dam Washington barite high*
36 Black Tailings Dam Washington barite high*
37 Pond Creek Tailings Dam Washington barite high*
38 Cadet #3 Dam Washington barite high*
39 Dresser Indust. Old #1 Dam Washington barite high*
40 Dresser #1 D Washington barite high*
41 Blackwell Pond Dam St. Francois barite high*
42 Dresser #10 Dam Jefferson barite –*
43 Eaton Dam St. Francois lead –*
44 Leadwood Tailings Dam St. Francois lead high*
45 St. Joe State Park Dam St. Francois lead high*
Tailings Piles
A Bonne Terre Lead Tailings St. Francois lead __
B East Bonne Terre Tailings St. Francois lead __
C Desloge Lead Tailings Pile St. Francois lead __
D National Lead Tailings Pile St. Francois lead __
E Elvins Lead Tailings Pile St. Francois lead __
F Federal Lead Tailings Pile St. Francois lead __
G Leadwood/Eaton Lead Tailings St. Francois lead __

_ unknown
DNR Hazard Ratings
low = no permanent structures downstream of dam
sign = 1_9 permanent structures downstream of dam
high = 10+ permanent structures downstream of dam
* USCOE "unsafe" designation

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