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Auburn, California
Hydroelectric
Privately owned
Built in 1913

Halsey Forebay No. 1 Dam is an earth dam built on the DRY Creek River and is located in Auburn, California. It was built in 1913 for the purpose of hydroelectric.

The dam is privately owned by Pacific Gas and Electric Company.

Location
Halsey Forebay No. 1 Dam
Auburn, California, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Hydroelectric
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Owner
Private

Halsey Forebay No. 1 Dam is privately owned by Pacific Gas and Electric Company.

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1913
Completed
DRY Creek River
River built on
Halsey Forebay No. 1 Dam was built in 1913.
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Summary
Dam length 850 feet
Dam height 42 feet
Structural height 42 feet
Hydraulic height 36 feet
Max discharge 1,200 cubic feet per second
Max storage 244 acre feet
Normal storage 244 acre feet
Surface area 18 acres
850 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.

42 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.

36 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.

1,200 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.

244 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.

244 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.

18 acres
Surface area

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

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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.

5/14/2018
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 1 ear.

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Distance to nearest town (miles) 1
Latitude 38
Longitude -121
NID ID (National ID) CA00352

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