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, Nevada
Tailings
Privately owned

Mount Hope South Tailings Storage Facility Dam is an earth dam built on the Unnamed Wash River and is located in , Nevada. It was built for the purpose of tailings.

The dam is privately owned by Eureka Moly LLC.

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Mount Hope South Tailings Storage Facility Dam
, Nevada, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Tailings
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Eureka Moly LLC
Owner
Private

Mount Hope South Tailings Storage Facility Dam is privately owned by Eureka Moly LLC.

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Summary
Dam length 24,224 feet
Dam height 228 feet
Structural height 228 feet
Hydraulic height 224 feet
Max discharge 15 cubic feet per second
Max storage 200,000 acre feet
Surface area 1,944 acres
Drainage area 3 square miles
24,224 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.

228 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.

228 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.

224 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.

15 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.

200,000 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.

1,944 acres
Surface area

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

3 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.

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Latitude 39
Longitude -116
NID ID (National ID) NV10745

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