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Fallon, Nevada
Federal ownership
Built in 1904

Carson River Diversion Dam is a concrete dam built on the Carson River and is located in Fallon, Nevada. It was built in 1904 .

The dam is under federal ownership and is owned by the Reclamation.

Location
Carson River Diversion Dam
Fallon, Nevada, U.S.
Dam type
Concrete
Dam type
Other
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Reclamation
Owner
Federal

Carson River Diversion Dam is under federal ownership and is owned by the Reclamation.

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1904
Completed
Reclamation
Dam designer
Carson River
River built on
Carson River Diversion Dam was built in 1904.
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Summary
Dam length 241 feet
Dam height 21 feet
Structural height 23 feet
Hydraulic height 14 feet
Max discharge 30,000 cubic feet per second
Max storage 750 acre feet
Normal storage 750 acre feet
Surface area 60 acres
Drainage area 2,000 square miles
241 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.

21 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.

23 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.

14 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.

30,000 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.

750 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.

750 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.

60 acres
Surface area

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

2,000 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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Low
Downstream potential hazard

Dams assigned the low hazard potential classification are those where failure or misoperation results in no probable loss of human life and low economic and/or environ-mental losses. Losses are principally limited to the owner’s property.

Not required
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.

3/26/2015
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 3 years.

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Distance to nearest town (miles) 8
Latitude 39
Longitude -118
NID ID (National ID) NV10120
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