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Unincorporated Residents, New Mexico
Flood Control
Local government owned
Built in 1962

Fillmore Site 3 Dam is an earth dam built on the Lower Fillmore Arroyo River and is located in Unincorporated Residents, New Mexico. It was built in 1962 for the purpose of flood control.

The dam is owned by the local government. It is also known as Lower Fillmore Dam. The dam used to be known as Lower Fillmore.

Fillmore Site 3 Dam
Unincorporated Residents, New Mexico, U.S.
Dam type
Dam type
Flood control
Foundation type
Core type
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Elephant Butte Irrigation District
Local government

Fillmore Site 3 Dam is owned by the local government.

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Dam designer
Lower Fillmore Arroyo River
River built on
Fillmore Site 3 Dam was built in 1962.
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Dam length 1,375 feet
Dam height 24 feet
Structural height 29 feet
Max discharge 8,100 cubic feet per second
Max storage 180 acre feet
Drainage area 2 square miles
1,375 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.

29 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.

8,100 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.

180 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.

2 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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Downstream potential hazard

Dams assigned the significant hazard potential classification are those dams where failure or mis-operation results in no probable loss of human life but can cause economic loss, environment damage, disruption of lifeline facilities, or impact other concerns. Significant hazard potential classification dams are often located in predominantly rural or agricultural areas but could be located in areas with population and significant infrastructure.

No 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.

Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 5 years.

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Also known as Lower Fillmore Dam
Former name Lower Fillmore
Latitude 32
Longitude -106
NID ID (National ID) NM00267

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