Boulder City, Nev.
Released On: October 01, 2004
The reservoir was lowered approximately 20 feet in September so a berm could be constructed to control seepage through the dam's foundation.
Construction of the berm is about a week ahead of schedule, allowing Reclamation to re-fill the reservoir sooner than anticipated.
Senator Wash Dam and Reservoir, located 18 miles northeast of Yuma, Ariz., on the California side of the Colorado River, two miles upstream from Imperial Dam, serves as a re-regulating reservoir for operation of the lower Colorado River.
The dam has been under operating restrictions since 1992 because of seepage through its foundation. The berm will restore the reservoir's storage capacity, increasing its ability to conserve Colorado River water and enhancing its recreational value.
DOI | Recreation.gov | USA.gov
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