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La Mesilla, New Mexico
Flood Control
Local government owned
Built in 1970

LA Mesilla Site 1 Dam is an earth dam built on the Arroyo Pira River and is located in La Mesilla, New Mexico. It was built in 1970 for the purpose of flood control.

The dam is owned by the local government. It is also known as RC&D Project Measure 243.

Location
LA Mesilla Site 1 Dam
La Mesilla, New Mexico, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Flood control
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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LA Mesilla Community Ditch
Owner
Local government

LA Mesilla Site 1 Dam is owned by the local government.

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1970
Completed
USDA NRCS
Dam designer
Arroyo Pira River
River built on
LA Mesilla Site 1 Dam was built in 1970.
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Summary
Dam length 910 feet
Dam height 33 feet
Max discharge 170 cubic feet per second
Max storage 309 acre feet
Surface area 11 acres
Drainage area 0 square miles
910 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.

33 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.

170 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.

309 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 acres
Surface area

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

0 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.

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.

6/9/2017
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 3 years.

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Also known as RC&D Project Measure 243
Former name 0
Latitude 35
Longitude -106
NID ID (National ID) NM00235

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