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Sundance, Wyoming
Irrigation
Local government owned
Built in 1987

Washington Memorial Dam is an earth dam built on the Sundance Creek River and is located in Sundance, Wyoming. It was built in 1987 for the purpose of irrigation.

The dam is owned by the local government. It is also known as Enl of 4622R.

Location
Washington Memorial Dam
Sundance, Wyoming, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Irrigation
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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City of Sundance
Owner
Local government

Washington Memorial Dam is owned by the local government.

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1987
Completed
Ralph W. Goodson
Dam designer
Sundance Creek River
River built on
Washington Memorial Dam was built in 1987.
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Summary
Dam length 499 feet
Dam height 24 feet
Structural height 24 feet
Hydraulic height 18 feet
Max discharge 1,900 cubic feet per second
Normal storage 31 acre feet
Surface area 4 acres
Drainage area 13 square miles
499 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.

24 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.

24 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.

18 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.

1,900 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.

31 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 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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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.

10/27/2014
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 5 years.

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Also known as Enl of 4622R
Latitude 44
Longitude -104
NID ID (National ID) WY01951

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