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Unincorporated Residents, New Mexico
State owned
Built in 1918

Eagle Nest Dam is an arch dam built on the Cimarron River and is located in Unincorporated Residents, New Mexico. It was built in 1918 .

The state-owned dam is owned by the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish.

Location
Eagle Nest Dam
Unincorporated Residents, New Mexico, U.S.
Dam type
Arch
Dam type
Other
Purpose
Rock
Foundation type
Concreate
Core type
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New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
Owner
State

The state-owned dam is owned by the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish.

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1918
Completed
Cimarron River
River built on
Eagle Nest Dam was built in 1918.
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Summary
Dam length 400 feet
Dam height 140 feet
Structural height 142 feet
Hydraulic height 133 feet
Max discharge 1,990 cubic feet per second
Max storage 98,400 acre feet
Normal storage 81,000 acre feet
Surface area 2,496 acres
Drainage area 184 square miles
400 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.

140 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.

142 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.

133 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.

1,990 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.

98,400 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.

81,000 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.

2,496 acres
Surface area

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

184 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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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.

5/3/2016
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 1 ear.

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Distance to nearest town (miles) 0
Latitude 36
Longitude -105
NID ID (National ID) NM00351

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