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Nevada
Tailings
Privately owned
Built in 2014

Simplot Silica Tailings Raise Dam is an earth dam built on the Muddy River and is located in Nevada. It was built in 2014 and modified in 2014 for the purpose of tailings.

The dam is privately owned by Simplot Silica Products.

Location
Simplot Silica Tailings Raise Dam
Nevada, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Tailings
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Simplot Silica Products
Owner
Private

Simplot Silica Tailings Raise Dam is privately owned by Simplot Silica Products.

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2014
Completed
2014
Modified
Urs Corporation
Dam designer
Muddy River
River built on
Simplot Silica Tailings Raise Dam was built in 2014 and modified in 2014.
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Summary
Dam length 10,000 feet
Dam height 100 feet
Structural height 20 feet
Hydraulic height 15 feet
Max storage 1,000 acre feet
Normal storage 1,895 acre feet
Surface area 107 acres
10,000 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.

100 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.

20 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.

15 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.

1,000 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.

1,895 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.

107 acres
Surface area

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

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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.

No 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.

4/17/2018
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 3 years.

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Latitude 36
Longitude -114
NID ID (National ID) NV10849

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