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Walden, Colorado
Privately owned
Built in 1967

Mexican Creek Dam is an earth dam built on the Mexican Creek River and is located in Walden, Colorado. It was built in 1967 .

The dam is privately owned by Spicer Ranches, LTD. It is also known as Mexican Reservoir.

Location
Mexican Creek Dam
Walden, Colorado, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Other
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Spicer Ranches, LTD.
Owner
Private

Mexican Creek Dam is privately owned by Spicer Ranches, LTD..

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1967
Completed
Mexican Creek River
River built on
Mexican Creek Dam was built in 1967.
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Summary
Dam length 450 feet
Dam height 12 feet
Structural height 17 feet
Hydraulic height 16 feet
Max discharge 458 cubic feet per second
Max storage 220 acre feet
Normal storage 101 acre feet
Surface area 29 acres
Drainage area 9 square miles
450 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.

12 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.

17 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.

16 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.

458 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.

220 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.

101 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.

29 acres
Surface area

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

9 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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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.

7/7/2017
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 6 years.

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Also known as Mexican Reservoir
Distance to nearest town (miles) 19
Latitude 40
Longitude -106
NID ID (National ID) CO00998

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