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Loveland, Colorado
Federal ownership
Built in 1951

Carter Lake Dam No. 3 is an earth dam built on the Big Thompson River OS and is located in Loveland, Colorado. It was built in 1951 .

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

Location
Carter Lake Dam No. 3
Loveland, Colorado, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Other
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Bituminous Concrete
Core type
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Reclamation
Owner
Federal

Carter Lake Dam No. 3 is under federal ownership and is owned by the Reclamation.

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1951
Completed
Big Thompson River OS
River built on
Carter Lake Dam No. 3 was built in 1951.
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Summary
Dam length 1,425 feet
Dam height 55 feet
Structural height 55 feet
Hydraulic height 45 feet
Max storage 116,837 acre feet
Normal storage 112,228 acre feet
Surface area 1,144 acres
1,425 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.

55 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.

55 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.

45 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.

116,837 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.

112,228 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.

1,144 acres
Surface area

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

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High
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.

10/16/2017
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 1 ear.

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Distance to nearest town (miles) 7
Latitude 40
Longitude -105
NID ID (National ID) CO01650

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