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Alpers, Oklahoma
Flood Control
State owned
Built in 1963

Scs-Wildhorse Creek Site-009 Dam is an earth dam built on the Massey Creek River and is located in Alpers, Oklahoma. It was built in 1963 for the purpose of flood control.

The state-owned dam is owned by the Carter CO Cons Dist. It is also known as Wildhorse Creek, Site NO 9. The dam used to be known as Scs-Wildhorse Creek Site-009.

Scs-Wildhorse Creek Site-009 Dam
Alpers, Oklahoma, U.S.
Dam type
Dam type
Flood control
Foundation type
Core type
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Carter CO Cons Dist

The state-owned dam is owned by the Carter CO Cons Dist.

Construction Share
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Dam designer
Massey Creek River
River built on
Scs-Wildhorse Creek Site-009 Dam was built in 1963.
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Dam length 1,300 feet
Dam height 48 feet
Structural height 48 feet
Hydraulic height 48 feet
Max discharge 5,783 cubic feet per second
Max storage 1,275 acre feet
Normal storage 190 acre feet
Surface area 25 acres
1,300 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.

48 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.

48 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.

48 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.

5,783 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.

1,275 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.

190 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.

25 acres
Surface area

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

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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.

Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 5 years.

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Also known as Wildhorse Creek, Site NO 9
Former name Scs-Wildhorse Creek Site-009
Latitude 34
Longitude -97
NID ID (National ID) OK10686

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