Medicine Creek Dam

Overview
Medicine Creek Dam and Reservoir are located in the high plains area of southwestern Nebraska, where the geologic structure is rather simple.  In general, the sediments are nearly horizontal and there has been little faulting.  Over most of the area Pliestocene aeolian deposits cover the older sediments.  The bedrock formations exposed in this area are of Tertiary and Upper Cretaceous age, depending on the amount of erosion.  No igneous rocks are found near the surface in this area.

General
RegionFacilities in Great Plains | Great Plains Home Page
StateNebraska
CountyFrontier
ProjectPSMBP-Frenchman-Cambridge
Dam Type
ReservoirHarry Strunk Lake
WatercourseMedicine Creek
Location2 mi W. of Cambridge
Longitude-100.2167
Latitude40.3783
Original Construction1948-1949
Modified Construction
National ID NumberNE01073
Hydrologic Unit Code

Dimensions
Structural Height165.0 ft
Hydraulic Height (Normal Operating Depth at Dam)86.0 ft
Top Parapet (Elevation)
Spillway Crest Elevation
Crest Elevation2415.0 ft
Crest Length5665.0 ft
Crest Width
Base Width
Volume of Dam Construction Materials
Streambed at Dam Axis2300.0 ft
Top of Exclusive Flood Control Pool (Elevation)
Top of Joint Use Pool (Elevation)2366.1 ft
Top of Active Conservation Pool (Elevation)2366.1 ft
Top of Inactive Conservation Pool (Elevation)2343.0 ft
Top of Dead Storage Pool (Elevation)2355.0 ft

Hydraulics & Hydrology
Volume
Total Water Storage at Elevation
Maximum Water Surface Elevation
Normal Water Surface Elevation2366.1 ft
Spillway Type
Auxiliary SpillwayNo
Spillway Capacity at Elevation97800 cfs at 2408.9 ft
Auxiliary Spillway Capacity at Elevation
Uncontrolled Spillway Capacity at Elevation
Outlet Works Capacity at Elevation300 cfs at 2343.0 ft
Diversion Capacity at Elevation
Drainage Area880 sq mi
Hydrometeorological Report (HMR)HMR 51 & 52
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