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Chinle, Arizona
Federal ownership
Built in 1964

Tsaile Dam is an earth dam built on the Tsaile Creek River and is located in Chinle, Arizona. It was built in 1964 .

The dam is under federal ownership and is owned by the Bia. It is also known as Tsaile Lake.

Location
Tsaile Dam
Chinle, Arizona, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Other
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Bia
Owner
Federal

Tsaile Dam is under federal ownership and is owned by the Bia.

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1964
Completed
Tsaile Creek River
River built on
Tsaile Dam was built in 1964.
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Summary
Dam length 1,150 feet
Structural height 61 feet
Normal storage 8,100 acre feet
1,150 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.

61 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.

8,100 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.

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High
Downstream potential hazard

Dams assigned the high hazard potential classification are those where failure or mis-operation will probably cause loss of human life.

Has 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.

8/29/2012
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 5 years.

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Also known as Tsaile Lake
Distance to nearest town (miles) 25
Latitude 36
Longitude -109
NID ID (National ID) AZ10303

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