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Baggs, Wyoming
Debris Control
Federal ownership
Built in 1959

Detention 1492 #8 Dam is a gravity dam built on the Robbers Gulch River and is located in Baggs, Wyoming. It was built in 1959 for the purpose of debris control.

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

Location
Detention 1492 #8 Dam
Baggs, Wyoming, U.S.
Dam type
Gravity
Dam type
Debris control
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Earth
Core type
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Doi BLM
Owner
Federal

Detention 1492 #8 Dam is under federal ownership and is owned by the Doi BLM.

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1959
Completed
Robbers Gulch River
River built on
Detention 1492 #8 Dam was built in 1959.
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Summary
Dam length 896 feet
Dam height 24 feet
Structural height 24 feet
Hydraulic height 19 feet
Max storage 193 acre feet
Normal storage 23 acre feet
Surface area 26 acres
896 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.

19 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.

193 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.

23 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.

26 acres
Surface area

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

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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.

6/30/2016
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 5 years.

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Distance to nearest town (miles) 17
Latitude 41
Longitude -104
NID ID (National ID) WY01468
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