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Bend, Oregon
Federal ownership

Sparks Dam is an earth dam built on the Soda Creek River and is located in Bend, Oregon. It was built .

The dam is under federal ownership and is owned by the USDA FS.

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Sparks Dam
Bend, Oregon, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Other
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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USDA FS
Owner
Federal

Sparks Dam is under federal ownership and is owned by the USDA FS.

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Summary
Dam length 130 feet
Dam height 9 feet
Hydraulic height 9 feet
Max storage 2,000 acre feet
Normal storage 2,000 acre feet
Surface area 250 acres
Drainage area 36 square miles
130 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.

9 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.

9 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.

2,000 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.

2,000 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.

250 acres
Surface area

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

36 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.

7/26/2017
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 10 years.

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Latitude 44
Longitude -121
NID ID (National ID) OR03708

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