Dead Storage Law and Legal Definition

Dead storage refers to the storage of furniture, files, or other unused or seldom used items in a warehouse or other location for an indefinite period of time.

Dead storage is the storage of goods wherein they come to rest for safekeeping. [Tipp v. District of Columbia, 102 F.2d 264, 267 (D.C. Cir. 1939)].

In hydrologic terms, it is the volume in a reservoir below the lowest controllable level.