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Arvada, Wyoming
Fire Protection / Stock / Small Fish Pond
Privately owned
Built in 1961

Lower Poison Creek Dam is an earth dam built on the Poison Creek River and is located in Arvada, Wyoming. It was built in 1961 for the purpose of fire protection / stock / small fish pond.

The dam is privately owned by Robert H. Purdy.

Location
Lower Poison Creek Dam
Arvada, Wyoming, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Fire protection / Stock / Small fish pond
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Robert H. Purdy
Owner
Private

Lower Poison Creek Dam is privately owned by Robert H. Purdy.

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1961
Completed
USDA NRCS
Dam designer
Poison Creek River
River built on
Lower Poison Creek Dam was built in 1961.
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Summary
Dam length 350 feet
Dam height 23 feet
Hydraulic height 23 feet
Max discharge 2,500 cubic feet per second
Max storage 120 acre feet
Normal storage 65 acre feet
350 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.

23 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.

23 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.

2,500 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.

120 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.

65 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.

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Low
Downstream potential hazard

Dams assigned the low hazard potential classification are those where failure or misoperation results in no probable loss of human life and low economic and/or environ-mental losses. Losses are principally limited to the owner’s property.

Not required
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.

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Distance to nearest town (miles) 65
Latitude 44
Longitude -106
NID ID (National ID) WY00438

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