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Chimayo, New Mexico
Flood Control
Local government owned
Built in 1972

Santa Cruz Site 3A Dam is an earth dam built on the Santa Cruz River-Tr and is located in Chimayo, New Mexico. It was built in 1972 and modified in 2001 for the purpose of flood control.

The dam is owned by the local government.

Location
Santa Cruz Site 3A Dam
Chimayo, New Mexico, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Flood control
Purpose
Soil
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Santa Fe-Pojoaque Soil & Water Conservation Dist.
Owner
Local government

Santa Cruz Site 3A Dam is owned by the local government.

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1972
Completed
2001
Modified
USDA NRCS
Dam designer
Santa Cruz River-Tr
River built on
Santa Cruz Site 3A Dam was built in 1972 and modified in 2001.
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Summary
Dam length 3,260 feet
Dam height 54 feet
Max discharge 5,660 cubic feet per second
Max storage 1,640 acre feet
Drainage area 2 square miles
3,260 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.

54 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.

5,660 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.

1,640 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.

2 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.

10/14/2016
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 3 years.

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Former name 0
Latitude 36
Longitude -105
NID ID (National ID) NM00238

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