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Snelling, California
Public utility owned
Built in 1966

Exchequer Dike Dam is built on the Merced River and is located in Snelling, California. It was built in 1966 .

The dam is owned by the public utility, Merced Irrigation District.

Location
Exchequer Dike Dam
Snelling, California, U.S.
Dam type
Other
Dam type
Other
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Merced Irrigation District
Owner
Public utility

Exchequer Dike Dam is owned by the public utility, Merced Irrigation District.

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1966
Completed
Merced River
River built on
Exchequer Dike Dam was built in 1966.
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Summary
Dam length 2,200 feet
Dam height 62 feet
Structural height 97 feet
Max storage 1,100,000 acre feet
Normal storage 1,024,600 acre feet
Surface area 7,110 acres
Drainage area 1,037 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.

62 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.

97 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.

1,100,000 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.

1,024,600 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.

7,110 acres
Surface area

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

1,037 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.

8/1/2017
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 1 ear.

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Distance to nearest town (miles) 15
Latitude 37
Longitude -120
NID ID (National ID) CA00240

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