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Windsor, Colorado
Irrigation
Privately owned
Built in 1903

Fossil Creek Dam is an earth dam built on the Fossil Creek River and is located in Windsor, Colorado. It was built in 1903 for the purpose of irrigation.

The dam is privately owned by North Poudre Irr. Co.

Location
Fossil Creek Dam
Windsor, Colorado, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Irrigation
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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North Poudre Irr. Co.
Owner
Private

Fossil Creek Dam is privately owned by North Poudre Irr. Co..

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1903
Completed
Fossil Creek River
River built on
Fossil Creek Dam was built in 1903.
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Summary
Dam length 6,650 feet
Dam height 42 feet
Structural height 63 feet
Hydraulic height 45 feet
Max discharge 88,100 cubic feet per second
Max storage 16,000 acre feet
Normal storage 11,100 acre feet
Surface area 810 acres
Drainage area 28 square miles
6,650 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.

42 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.

63 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.

45 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.

88,100 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.

16,000 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.

11,100 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.

810 acres
Surface area

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

28 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 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.

11/22/2017
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 1 ear.

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Distance to nearest town (miles) 3
Latitude 40
Longitude -104
NID ID (National ID) CO01165

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