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Wyoming
Flood Control
Federal ownership
Built in 1941

Shirley Basin Reservoir Dam is a gravity dam built on the Muddy Creek Offstream Trib River and is located in Wyoming. It was built in 1941 for the purpose of flood control.

The dam is under federal ownership and is owned by the Doi BLM.

Location
Shirley Basin Reservoir Dam
Wyoming, U.S.
Dam type
Gravity
Dam type
Flood control
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Earth
Core type
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Doi BLM
Owner
Federal

Shirley Basin Reservoir Dam is under federal ownership and is owned by the Doi BLM.

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1941
Completed
Muddy Creek Offstream Trib River
River built on
Shirley Basin Reservoir Dam was built in 1941.
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Summary
Dam length 714 feet
Dam height 25 feet
Structural height 25 feet
Hydraulic height 20 feet
Max storage 70 acre feet
Surface area 28 acres
Drainage area 5 square miles
714 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.

25 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.

25 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.

20 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.

70 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.

28 acres
Surface area

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

5 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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Low
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.

9/21/2015
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 5 years.

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Latitude 42
Longitude -109
NID ID (National ID) WY01476

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