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Fort Washakie, Wyoming
Federal ownership
Built in 1935

Washakie Dike No. 3 Dam is an earth dam built on the South Fork Little Wind River and is located in Fort Washakie, Wyoming. It was built in 1935 .

The dam is under federal ownership and is owned by the Usdi Bia.

Location
Washakie Dike No. 3 Dam
Fort Washakie, Wyoming, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Other
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Usdi Bia
Owner
Federal

Washakie Dike No. 3 Dam is under federal ownership and is owned by the Usdi Bia.

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1935
Completed
South Fork Little Wind River
River built on
Washakie Dike No. 3 Dam was built in 1935.
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Summary
Dam length 724 feet
Dam height 30 feet
Structural height 32 feet
Hydraulic height 25 feet
Max discharge 43,000 cubic feet per second
Max storage 10,300 acre feet
Normal storage 7,940 acre feet
Surface area 368 acres
Drainage area 92 square miles
724 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.

30 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.

32 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.

25 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.

43,000 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.

10,300 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.

7,940 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.

368 acres
Surface area

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

92 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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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.

8/16/2017
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 5 years.

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Distance to nearest town (miles) 11
Latitude 42
Longitude -109
NID ID (National ID) WY02904

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