Salt Lake City, Utah
Released On: May 28, 2009
Reclamation drill crews will drill four exploration holes and one test pit beginning next week, and complete the exploration program in summer 2009. The drilling program will be on the downstream side of the dam and will check the performance of the embankment and foundation of the dam. The drilling program will have no effect on the water being stored in the reservoir or with recreational and fishing activities.
Starvation Dam was constructed between 1967 and 1970 on the Strawberry River in the Unita Basin. The dam is 3 miles northwest of Duchesne, Utah, in Duchesne County. The dam provides water storage for agricultural, municipal, industrial, and recreational purposes. The dam is part of the Central Utah Project (CUP), and is a zoned earthfill structure with a height of 200 feet. The dam crest length is 3,070 feet and impounds a reservoir of 167,310 acre-feet. Water stored in Starvation Reservoir includes runoff from the Strawberry River below Soldier Creek Dam and excess runoff from the Duchesne River, which is diverted by the Knight Diversion Dam and conveyed to the Starvation Reservoir by the Starvation Feeder Conduit. Starvation Dam is operated and maintained by CUWCD.
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