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Juntura, Oregon
Irrigation
Federal ownership
Built in 1918

Warm Springs Dam is built on the Middle Fork Malheur River and is located in Juntura, Oregon. It was built in 1918 for the purpose of irrigation.

The dam is under federal ownership and is owned by the Reclamation, Warm Springs ID. It is also known as W-3.

Location
Warm Springs Dam
Juntura, Oregon, U.S.
Dam type
Other
Dam type
Irrigation
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Bituminous Concrete
Core type
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Reclamation, Warm Springs ID
Owner
Federal

Warm Springs Dam is under federal ownership and is owned by the Reclamation, Warm Springs ID.

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1918
Completed
Reclamation
Dam designer
Middle Fork Malheur River
River built on
Warm Springs Dam was built in 1918.
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Summary
Dam length 469 feet
Dam height 100 feet
Structural height 106 feet
Hydraulic height 92 feet
Max discharge 9,800 cubic feet per second
Max storage 210,000 acre feet
Normal storage 192,400 acre feet
Surface area 4,542 acres
Drainage area 1,100 square miles
469 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.

100 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.

106 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.

92 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.

9,800 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.

210,000 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.

192,400 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.

4,542 acres
Surface area

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

1,100 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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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.

10/21/2015
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 1 ear.

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Also known as W-3
Distance to nearest town (miles) 23
Latitude 43
Longitude -118
NID ID (National ID) OR00082

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