Gerber Dam

Overview
Gerber Dam and Reservoir, on Miller Creek 14 miles east of Bonanza, Oregon, provides storage for irrigation and reduces flow into the reclaimed portions of Tule Lake and the restricted Tule Lake Sumps in the Tulelake National Wildlife Refuge. The dam, a concrete arch structure, has a height of 84.5 feet and a crest length of 460 feet. Reservoir capacity is 94,300 acre-feet.

General
RegionFacilities in Mid-Pacific | Mid-Pacific Home Page
StateOregon
CountyKlamath
ProjectKlamath
Dam Type
ReservoirGerber
WatercourseMiller Crek
Location33 SE of Klamath Falls OR
Longitude-121.1283
Latitude42.2017
Original Construction1924-1925
Modified Construction
National ID NumberOR00584
Hydrologic Unit Code

Dimensions
Structural Height88.00 ft
Hydraulic Height (Normal Operating Depth at Dam)63.00 ft
Top Parapet (Elevation)
Spillway Crest Elevation
Crest Elevation4841.90 ft
Crest Length485.00 ft
Crest Width5.0 ft
Base Width17.85 ft
Volume of Dam Construction Materials12000 cu yd
Streambed at Dam Axis
Top of Exclusive Flood Control Pool (Elevation)
Top of Joint Use Pool (Elevation)
Top of Active Conservation Pool (Elevation)
Top of Inactive Conservation Pool (Elevation)
Top of Dead Storage Pool (Elevation)

Hydraulics & Hydrology
Volume112000.0 acre-ft
Total Water Storage at Elevation94270.0 acre-ft at 4835.4
Maximum Water Surface Elevation4846.0 ft
Normal Water Surface Elevation
Spillway Type
Auxiliary Spillway
Spillway Capacity at Elevation10000.0 cfs at 4841.9
Auxiliary Spillway Capacity at Elevation
Uncontrolled Spillway Capacity at Elevation
Outlet Works Capacity at Elevation900.0 cfs at 4841.9 ft
Diversion Capacity at Elevation
Drainage Area230 sq mi
Hydrometeorological Report (HMR)HMR 57
Probable Maximum Flood (PMF) ReportWinter general storm

Contact Information
Owner
LinkKlamathBasin Office
Name Klamath Basin Area Office
Address  6600 Washburn Way
City/State Klamath Falls, Oregon
Main 541-883-6935
Operator
LinkKlamathBasin Office
Name Klamath Basin Area Office
Address  6600 Washburn Way
City/State Klamath Falls, Oregon
Main 541-883-6935


Last updated: Mar 31, 2009