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Colorado Springs, Colorado
Water Supply
Local government owned
Built in 1996

Regulating Reservoir Dam is an earth dam built on the West Monument Creek-Tr River and is located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. It was built in 1996 for the purpose of water supply.

The dam is owned by the local government. It is also known as Tesla.

Location
Regulating Reservoir Dam
Colorado Springs, Colorado, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Water supply
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Colorado Springs Utilities
Owner
Local government

Regulating Reservoir Dam is owned by the local government.

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1996
Completed
West Monument Creek-Tr River
River built on
Regulating Reservoir Dam was built in 1996.
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Summary
Dam length 950 feet
Dam height 96 feet
Structural height 96 feet
Hydraulic height 94 feet
Max discharge 3,570 cubic feet per second
Max storage 544 acre feet
Normal storage 443 acre feet
Surface area 13 acres
950 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.

96 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.

96 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.

94 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.

3,570 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.

544 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.

443 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.

13 acres
Surface area

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

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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.

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.

4/19/2018
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 1 ear.

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Also known as Tesla
Distance to nearest town (miles) 6
Latitude 38
Longitude -104
NID ID (National ID) CO02795

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