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California
Water Supply
Local government owned
Built in 1901

Upper Otay Dam is an arch dam built on the Proctor Val CR River and is located in California. It was built in 1901 for the purpose of water supply.

The dam is owned by the local government.

Location
Upper Otay Dam
California, U.S.
Dam type
Arch
Dam type
Water supply
Purpose
Rock
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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City of San Diego
Owner
Local government

Upper Otay Dam is owned by the local government.

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1901
Completed
Proctor Val CR River
River built on
Upper Otay Dam was built in 1901.
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Summary
Dam length 283 feet
Dam height 78 feet
Hydraulic height 56 feet
Normal storage 2,825 acre feet
Surface area 88 acres
Drainage area 13 square miles
283 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.

78 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.

56 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.

2,825 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.

88 acres
Surface area

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

13 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.

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.

11/6/2017
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 1 ear.

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Distance to nearest town (miles) 9
Latitude 32
Longitude -116
NID ID (National ID) CA00112

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