Huntington North Dam


Huntington North Reservoir, created by Huntington North Dam and by the East and West Dikes, has a total capacity of 5,420 acre-feet and a surface area of 242 acres. Storage water from this reservoir is released into the Huntington North Service Canal and carried to numerous canals and ditches to be distributed for irrigation. Sections of existing canals and ditches have been lined and rehabilitated. Land drainage also is included in the project plan.


The dam sites lie in the Wasatch Plateau, a major physiographic feature of the Central Valley Utah.  The top of this tableland is from 9000 to 11300 feet above sea level, while the surrounding lowland is 3000 to 6500 feet lower.  The strata underlying this plateau are regionally horizontal but have varying local dips.  The eastern slope of the area is cut by youthful valleys with bold, precipitous walls at lower elevations, while the higher more gentle slopes are covered with trees and shrubs.

The formations are of upper Cretaceous age and consist of alternating beds of shales and sandstone containing some coal.  Three major fault lines extend in a north south direction.  The largest is seventy-five miles long and has a maximum throw of 2500 feet, smaller sympathetic breaks throughout the area.

RegionFacilities in Upper Colorado | Upper Colorado Home Page
ProjectEmery County
Dam Type
ReservoirHuntington North
WatercourseHuntington Creek
Original Construction1964-1966
Modified Construction
National ID NumberUT10122
Hydrologic Unit Code

Structural Height85 ft
Hydraulic Height (Normal Operating Depth at Dam)59.1 ft
Top Parapet (Elevation)
Spillway Crest Elevation
Crest Elevation5845 ft
Crest Length2897 ft
Crest Width
Base Width
Volume of Dam Construction Materials967,204 cu. yards
Streambed at Dam Axis5780 ft
Top of Exclusive Flood Control Pool (Elevation)
Top of Joint Use Pool (Elevation)
Top of Active Conservation Pool (Elevation)5838 ft
Top of Inactive Conservation Pool (Elevation)5817 ft
Top of Dead Storage Pool (Elevation)5814 ft

Hydraulics & Hydrology
Total Water Storage at Elevation
Maximum Water Surface Elevation5839.1 ft
Normal Water Surface Elevation
Spillway Type
Auxiliary Spillway
Spillway Capacity at Elevation
Auxiliary Spillway Capacity at Elevation
Uncontrolled Spillway Capacity at Elevation
Outlet Works Capacity at Elevation
Diversion Capacity at Elevation
Drainage Area
Hydrometeorological Report (HMR)
Probable Maximum Flood (PMF) Report

Contact Information
TitleArea Office Manager
OrganizationProvo Area Office
Address302 East 1860 South
CityProvo, UT 84606-7317
Phone (Office)801 379-1101
OrganizationEmery Water Conservancy District
Address50 East 100 South
CityCastle Dale, UT 84513
Phone (Office)435 381-2311

Last updated: Feb 20, 2009