Feedback
Share
Link
Link copied!
US National Dams
Skyscraper Dam
Find a dam
Explore
Search
US National Dams
More
About US National Dams
Copyright © 2022 nationaldams.com and US National Dams. All Rights Reserved.

All content on this website ("the Site") is the property of US National Dams. The collection and assembly of content on this Site are the exclusive property of US National Dams and are protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws.

Skyscraper Dam Share
Link
Link copied!

Table of Contents
Overview Share
Link
Link copied!
Back to Top
Eldora, Colorado
Water Supply
Local government owned
Built in 1940

Skyscraper Dam is built on the Jasper Creek-Tr River and is located in Eldora, Colorado. It was built in 1940 for the purpose of water supply.

The dam is owned by the local government.

Location
Skyscraper Dam
Eldora, Colorado, U.S.
Dam type
Other
Dam type
Water supply
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
Ownership Share
Link
Link copied!
Back to Top
City of Boulder
Owner
Local government

Skyscraper Dam is owned by the local government.

Construction Share
Link
Link copied!
Back to Top
1940
Completed
Jasper Creek-Tr River
River built on
Skyscraper Dam was built in 1940.
Metrics Share
Link
Link copied!
Back to Top
Summary
Dam length 125 feet
Dam height 22 feet
Structural height 24 feet
Hydraulic height 20 feet
Max discharge 550 cubic feet per second
Max storage 185 acre feet
Normal storage 146 acre feet
Surface area 12 acres
125 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.

22 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.

24 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.

550 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.

185 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.

146 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.

12 acres
Surface area

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

Safety Share
Link
Link copied!
Back to Top
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.

8/25/2014
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 6 years.

About Share
Link
Link copied!
Distance to nearest town (miles) 5
Latitude 39
Longitude -105
NID ID (National ID) CO00251

Additional Dams

See all...
Whitney Pond Dam
Dams: Whitney Pond Dam 350.0 18.0 51.0
Bronson #2 Dam
Dams: Bronson #2 Dam 795.0 35.0 1450.0 102.0
Oakland Acres Dam
Dams: Oakland Acres Dam 360.0 21.0 68.0
Lake Russell Dam
Dams: Lake Russell Dam 315.0 20.0 489.0
Columbia Gateway Dam
Dams: Columbia Gateway Dam 1600.0 36.0 1820.0 313.0
Diller Lake Dam
Dams: Diller Lake Dam 490.0 15.0 150.0
R. Johnson Pond Dam
Dams: R. Johnson Pond Dam 150.0 26.0 200.0 36.0
Dearhead Lake Dam
Dams: Dearhead Lake Dam 150.0 15.0 131.0
Meeting Place Dam
Dams: Meeting Place Dam 100.0 8.0 85.0
Gardners Falls Dam
Dams: Gardners Falls Dam 337.0 37.0 65250.0 50.0

Additional Dams

See all...
E. Wasson #2 Dam
Dams: E. Wasson #2 Dam 200.0 20.0 117.0
Village Walker Creek WS SCS Site 5 Dam
Dams: Village Walker Creek WS SCS Site 5 Dam 1710.0 38.0 1833.0
Cleveland Dam
Dams: Cleveland Dam 1100.0 80.0 6020.0
South Anna Dam #22
Dams: South Anna Dam #22 1600.0 37.0 5313.0
WYNN Lake Dam
Dams: WYNN Lake Dam 260.0 32.0 133.0
Mississippi River Dam 17
Dams: Mississippi River Dam 17 3510.0 370000.0 50000.0
Ksnoname 835 Dam
Dams: Ksnoname 835 Dam 1100.0 23.0 283.0
San Diego Reservoir Dam
Dams: San Diego Reservoir Dam 155.0 39.0 0.0 0.0
Joyce Maroney Lake Dam
Dams: Joyce Maroney Lake Dam 21.0 129.0
Faircloth, O.A. Dam
Dams: Faircloth, O.A. Dam 38.0 297.0

All of US National Dams

See all...

Similar Dams to Skyscraper Dam

See all...
Skyscraper Dam
Dams: Skyscraper Dam 125.0 22.0 550.0 185.0
King's Dom. Dam
Dams: King's Dom. Dam 16.0 54.7
Big Dan Lake Dam
Dams: Big Dan Lake Dam 330.0 336.0
Proposed Dan Owens Lake Dam
Dams: Proposed Dan Owens Lake Dam 13.0 104.1
Dan Clayton Pond Dam
Dams: Dan Clayton Pond Dam 10.0 56.0
Day Lake Dam
Dams: Day Lake Dam 650.0 25.0 85.0
Sam Fonda Lake Dam
Dams: Sam Fonda Lake Dam 12.0 105.0
Adam Dam
Dams: Adam Dam 32.0 22.76 120.59
Wood Damc
Dams: Wood Damc 450.0 53.0 353.4
Dad Patterson Dam
Dams: Dad Patterson Dam 870.0 15.0