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Las Vegas, Nevada
Local government owned

Gowan Detention North Dam is an earth dam built on the Las Vegas Wash-Tr River and is located in Las Vegas, Nevada. It was built .

The dam is owned by the local government.

Gowan Detention North Dam
Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
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City of Las Vegas
Local government

Gowan Detention North Dam is owned by the local government.

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Dam length 100 feet
Dam height 28 feet
Max storage 1,492 acre feet
Surface area 10 acres
100 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.

28 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.

1,492 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.

10 acres
Surface area

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

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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.

Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 1 ear.

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Latitude 36
Longitude -115
NID ID (National ID) NV10151

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