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Paonia, Colorado
Privately owned
Built in 1958

Beaver Dam is an earth dam built on the Minnesota Creek-Tr River and is located in Paonia, Colorado. It was built in 1958 .

The dam is privately owned by Beaver Reservoir Company. It is also known as Enlargement #1, Beaver Dam.

Location
Beaver Dam
Paonia, Colorado, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Other
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Beaver Reservoir Company
Owner
Private

Beaver Dam is privately owned by Beaver Reservoir Company.

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1958
Completed
Minnesota Creek-Tr River
River built on
Beaver Dam was built in 1958.
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Summary
Dam length 1,670 feet
Dam height 100 feet
Structural height 113 feet
Hydraulic height 113 feet
Max discharge 988 cubic feet per second
Max storage 1,850 acre feet
Normal storage 1,600 acre feet
Surface area 36 acres
Drainage area 6 square miles
1,670 feet
Dam length

Length of the dam is defined as the length along the top of the dam. This also includes the spillway, powerplant, navigation lock, fish pass, etc., where these form part of the length of the dam. If detached from the dam, these structures should not be included.

100 feet
Dam height

Height of the dam is defined as the vertical distance between the lowest point on the crest of the dam and the lowest point in the original streambed.

113 feet
Structural height

Structural height of the dam is defined as the vertical distance from the lowest point of the excavated foundation to the top of the dam. Top of dam refers to the parapet wall and not the crest.

113 feet
Hydraulic height

Hydraulic height of the dam is defined as the vertical difference between the maximum design water level and the lowest point in the original streambed.

988 cubic feet per second
Max discharge

Number of cubic feet per second the spillway is capable of discharging when the reservoir is at its maximum designed water surface elevation.

1,850 acre feet
Max storage

Maximum storage is defined as the total storage space in a reservoir below the maximum attainable water surface elevation, including any surcharge storage.

1,600 acre feet
Normal storage

Normal storage is defined as the total storage space in a reservoir below the normal retention level, including dead and inactive storage and excluding any flood control or surcharge storage. For normally dry flood control dams, the normal storage will be a zero value.

36 acres
Surface area

Surface area, in acres, of the impoundment at its normal retention level.

6 square miles
Drainage area

Drainage area of the dam, in square miles, which is defined as the area that drains to a particular point (in this case, the dam) on a river or stream.

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Downstream potential hazard

Dams assigned the high hazard potential classification are those where failure or mis-operation will probably cause loss of human life.

Has emergency action plan
Emergency action plan

An emergency action plan is defined as a plan of action to be taken to reduce the potential for property damage and loss of life in an area affected by a dam failure or large flood.

5/31/2017
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 1 ear.

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Also known as Enlargement #1, Beaver Dam
Distance to nearest town (miles) 11
Latitude 38
Longitude -107
NID ID (National ID) CO00397

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