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Prewitt, New Mexico
Water Supply
Public utility owned
Built in 1982

Escalante Generating Station Raw Water Storage Dam is an earth dam built on the Casmero Draw-Os River and is located in Prewitt, New Mexico. It was built in 1982 for the purpose of water supply.

The dam is owned by the public utility, Tri-State Generation & Transmission Association.

Location
Escalante Generating Station Raw Water Storage Dam
Prewitt, New Mexico, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Water supply
Purpose
Soil
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Tri-State Generation & Transmission Association
Owner
Public utility

Escalante Generating Station Raw Water Storage Dam is owned by the public utility, Tri-State Generation & Transmission Association.

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1982
Completed
Burns & Mcdonnell
Dam designer
Casmero Draw-Os River
River built on
Escalante Generating Station Raw Water Storage Dam was built in 1982.
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Summary
Dam length 2,200 feet
Dam height 8 feet
Structural height 10 feet
Max storage 76 acre feet
Surface area 6 acres
Drainage area 0 square miles
2,200 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.

8 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.

10 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.

76 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.

6 acres
Surface area

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

0 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.

6/3/2014
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 5 years.

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Distance to nearest town (miles) 5
Latitude 35
Longitude -108
NID ID (National ID) NM00640

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