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Anita Dam

Photo of Anita Dam at Huntley Project
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Anita Dam was not required in the original Huntley Project plans. Subsequent development of additional lands by local interests necessitated its construction for hold-over storage of water lifted by the turbine-driven pumps during slack periods, to reduce the extensive operating time of the pumps. this offstream storage dam was completed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) 1937. The dam is an earth structure, 42 feet high with a volume of 143,000 cubic yards, located 1 mile southeast of the Anita Railroad Station. The combination spillway-wasteway adjoining the High Line Canal on the north abutment is a concrete-lined chute 40 feet wide with a capacity of 1,500 cubic feet per second. The dam impounds a reservoir that has a capacity of 400 acre-feet.

Last updated: Apr 05, 2013