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California
Water Supply
State owned
Built in 1968

Steamboat Lake Dam is an earth dam built on the TR Lit Shasta R. River and is located in California. It was built in 1968 for the purpose of water supply.

The state-owned dam is owned by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. It is also known as Steamboat Lake.

Location
Steamboat Lake Dam
California, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Water supply
Purpose
Soil
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Owner
State

The state-owned dam is owned by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

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1968
Completed
TR Lit Shasta R. River
River built on
Steamboat Lake Dam was built in 1968.
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Summary
Dam length 655 feet
Dam height 22 feet
Hydraulic height 17 feet
Normal storage 2,700 acre feet
Surface area 304 acres
Drainage area 1 square miles
655 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.

17 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.

2,700 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.

304 acres
Surface area

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

1 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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Significant
Downstream potential hazard

Dams assigned the significant hazard potential classification are those dams where failure or mis-operation results in no probable loss of human life but can cause economic loss, environment damage, disruption of lifeline facilities, or impact other concerns. Significant hazard potential classification dams are often located in predominantly rural or agricultural areas but could be located in areas with population and significant infrastructure.

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.

5/9/2018
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 1 ear.

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Also known as Steamboat Lake
Distance to nearest town (miles) 3
Latitude 41
Longitude -122
NID ID (National ID) CA00499

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