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Minturn, Colorado
Water Supply
Local government owned
Built in 1967

Homestake Project Dam is a rockfill dam built on the Middle Fork Homestake River and is located in Minturn, Colorado. It was built in 1967 and modified in 1996O for the purpose of water supply.

The dam is owned by the local government. It is also known as Homestake Dam, John P. Elliott Dam.

Location
Homestake Project Dam
Minturn, Colorado, U.S.
Dam type
Rockfill
Dam type
Water supply
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Homestake Project
Owner
Local government

Homestake Project Dam is owned by the local government.

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1967
Completed
1996O
Modified
Bechtel Corporation; Woodward Clyde; Black and Veatch
Dam designer
Middle Fork Homestake River
River built on
Homestake Project Dam was built in 1967 and modified in 1996O.
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Summary
Dam length 1,996 feet
Dam height 231 feet
Structural height 265 feet
Hydraulic height 231 feet
Max discharge 4,780 cubic feet per second
Max storage 45,500 acre feet
Normal storage 42,900 acre feet
Surface area 333 acres
Drainage area 7 square miles
1,996 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.

231 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.

265 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.

231 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.

4,780 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.

45,500 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.

42,900 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.

333 acres
Surface area

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

7 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.

8/18/2017
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 1 ear.

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Also known as Homestake Dam, John P. Elliott Dam
Distance to nearest town (miles) 16
Latitude 39
Longitude -106
NID ID (National ID) CO00673
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