El Vado Dam (El Vado Lake)

Field Descriptions

Dam Name: El Vado
NID ID: NM10008
Longitude: -106.74667
Latitude: 36.59333
County: RIO ARRIBA
River: RIO CHAMA RIVER
State: NM
Nearest City: EL VADO
Distance: 1.00 miles
Owner Name: DOI BR
Owner Type: Federal
Private Dam? No
Dam Type: Other
Core: Bituminous Concrete (Type)
Foundation: RK
Purposes: Irrigation
Year Completed: 1934
Dam Length: 1326 feet
Dam Height: 230 feet
Structural Height: 230 feet
Hydraulic Height: 167 feet
Maximum Discharge: 17800 cu ft/sec
Maximum Storage: 209330 acre-feet
Normal Storage: 196250 acre-feet
Surface Area: 3380 acres
Drainage Area: 690 square miles
Hazard Potential: High
Emergency Action Plan? Yes
Inspection Date: 2011-08-30
Inspection Frequency: 1
State Regulated Dam? No
Spillway Type: Controlled
Spillway Width: 36 feet
Volume of Dam: 608000 cubic yards
Federal Regulatory Agency: Department of Interior;
Bureau of Reclamation
Federal Inspection Agency: Department of Interior;
Bureau of Reclamation
Federal Operating Agency: Department of Interior;
Bureau of Reclamation
Federal Owner (Agency): Department of Interior;
Bureau of Reclamation
Other Federal Agencies: Department of Interior;
Bureau of Reclamation
Source Agency: Department of Interior;
Bureau of Reclamation

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