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Cuba, New Mexico
Debris Control
Federal ownership

Center Detention Dam is a gravity dam built on the Canada Alamos Offstream River and is located in Cuba, New Mexico. It was built for the purpose of debris control.

The dam is under federal ownership and is owned by the Doi BLM.

Location
Center Detention Dam
Cuba, New Mexico, U.S.
Dam type
Gravity
Dam type
Debris control
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Earth
Core type
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Doi BLM
Owner
Federal

Center Detention Dam is under federal ownership and is owned by the Doi BLM.

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Summary
Dam length 1,112 feet
Dam height 24 feet
Structural height 24 feet
Hydraulic height 18 feet
Max discharge 75 cubic feet per second
Max storage 103 acre feet
1,112 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.

24 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.

24 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.

18 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.

75 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.

103 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.

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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.

7/28/2009
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 5 years.

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Distance to nearest town (miles) 30
Latitude 36
Longitude -107
NID ID (National ID) NM00050

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