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EL Paso, Texas
Local government owned
Built in 1974

Mountain Park Dam is an earth dam built on the Tr-Rio Grande River and is located in EL Paso, Texas. It was built in 1974 .

The dam is owned by the local government.

Location
Mountain Park Dam
EL Paso, Texas, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Other
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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City of EL Paso
Owner
Local government

Mountain Park Dam is owned by the local government.

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1974
Completed
Daen Swa
Dam designer
Tr-Rio Grande River
River built on
Mountain Park Dam was built in 1974.
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Summary
Dam length 633 feet
Dam height 63 feet
Structural height 63 feet
Hydraulic height 63 feet
Max discharge 3,851 cubic feet per second
Max storage 235 acre feet
Surface area 12 acres
Drainage area 1 square miles
633 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.

63 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.

63 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.

63 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.

3,851 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.

235 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.

12 acres
Surface area

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

1 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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Downstream potential hazard

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.

4/20/2010
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 5 years.

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Latitude 31
Longitude -106
NID ID (National ID) TX08001

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