Lovewell Dam

Overview
The valley of White Rock Creek at Lovewell dam narrows to less than 3/4 mile in width.  River alluvium depth ranges to 68 feet across the valley.  The valley fill is composed of four main layers, which are in ascending order: sand and gravel, reworked Carlisle shale, colluvial material from Niobrara formation, and a blanket of loess.  The valley fill is impervious as a whole with only the sand and gravel layer capable of being an aquifer.

General
RegionFacilities in Great Plains | Great Plains Home Page
StateKansas
CountyJewell
ProjectPSMBP-Bostwick
Dam Type
ReservoirLovewell
WatercourseWhite Rock Creek
Location
Longitude-98.0283
Latitude39.8850
Original Construction1955-1957
Modified Construction
National ID NumberKS00023
Hydrologic Unit Code

Dimensions
Structural Height93.0 ft
Hydraulic Height (Normal Operating Depth at Dam)75.3 ft
Top Parapet (Elevation)
Spillway Crest Elevation1575.3 ft
Crest Elevation1616.0 ft
Crest Length8500.0 ft
Crest Width
Base Width
Volume of Dam Construction Materials
Streambed at Dam Axis1535.0 ft
Top of Exclusive Flood Control Pool (Elevation)
Top of Joint Use Pool (Elevation)1582.6 ft
Top of Active Conservation Pool (Elevation)1582.6 ft
Top of Inactive Conservation Pool (Elevation)1571.7 ft
Top of Dead Storage Pool (Elevation)1562.07 ft

Hydraulics & Hydrology
Volume
Total Water Storage at Elevation
Maximum Water Surface Elevation
Normal Water Surface Elevation1582.6 ft
Spillway Type
Auxiliary SpillwayNo
Spillway Capacity at Elevation35000.0 cfs at 1610.3 ft
Auxiliary Spillway Capacity at Elevation
Uncontrolled Spillway Capacity at Elevation
Outlet Works Capacity at Elevation3200.0 cfs at 1610.3 ft
Diversion Capacity at Elevation
Drainage Area
Hydrometeorological Report (HMR)
Probable Maximum Flood (PMF) Report

Contact Information
Owner
TitleArea Office Manager
OrganizationNebraska-Kansas Area Office
Address1706 West Third
CityMcCook, NE 69001
Phone (Office)308-345-4400
Phone (Fax)308-345-6470
Operator
TitleArea Office Manager
OrganizationNebraska-Kansas Area Office
Address1706 West Third
CityMcCook, NE 69001
Phone (Office)308-345-4400
Phone (Fax)308-345-6470


Last updated: Apr 02, 2013