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Crescent Junction, Utah
Debris Control
State owned
Built in 1952

Crescent Wash Dam is a gravity dam located in Crescent Junction, Utah. It was built in 1952 and modified in 1992 for the purpose of debris control.

The state-owned dam is owned by the Utah Div. Water Rights.

Location
Crescent Wash Dam
Crescent Junction, Utah, U.S.
Dam type
Gravity
Dam type
Debris control
Purpose
Soil
Foundation type
Earth
Core type
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Utah Div. Water Rights
Owner
State

The state-owned dam is owned by the Utah Div. Water Rights.

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Summary
Dam length 900 feet
Dam height 33 feet
Structural height 33 feet
Hydraulic height 30 feet
Max discharge 2,750 cubic feet per second
Max storage 26 acre feet
Surface area 15 acres
Drainage area 19 square miles
900 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.

33 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.

33 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.

30 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.

2,750 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.

26 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.

15 acres
Surface area

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

19 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.

6/21/2012
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 1 ear.

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Distance to nearest town (miles) 4
Latitude 38
Longitude -109
NID ID (National ID) UT10139

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