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California
Public utility owned
Built in 1912

Sand Canyon Dam is an earth dam built on the Sand Canyon River and is located in California. It was built in 1912 .

The dam is owned by the public utility, Irvine Ranch Water District.

Location
Sand Canyon Dam
California, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Other
Purpose
Soil
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Irvine Ranch Water District
Owner
Public utility

Sand Canyon Dam is owned by the public utility, Irvine Ranch Water District.

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1912
Completed
Sand Canyon River
River built on
Sand Canyon Dam was built in 1912.
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Summary
Dam length 861 feet
Dam height 58 feet
Hydraulic height 50 feet
Normal storage 960 acre feet
Surface area 51 acres
Drainage area 7 square miles
861 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.

58 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.

50 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.

960 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.

51 acres
Surface area

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

7 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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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.

4/5/2017
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 1 ear.

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Distance to nearest town (miles) 1
Latitude 33
Longitude -117
NID ID (National ID) CA00854

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