Mt Elbert Forebay Dam

Overview
Mt. Elbert Forebay Dam is founded primarily on Middle Dry Union Formation.  This formation is composed of detrital sediments containing silt, sand, gravel, cobbles and boulders and some clay.  The formation is generally massive with discontinuous lenses of sand, gravel, cobbles and some volcanic ash.  The composition is highly variable.

General
RegionFacilities in Great Plains | Great Plains Home Page
StateColorado
CountyLake
ProjectFryingpan-Arkansas
Dam Type
ReservoirMt. Elbert Forebay
WatercourseOffstream
Location12 mi SW of Leadville, CO
Longitude-106.4550
Latitude39.0833
Net Generation262,837,000 kWh
Original Construction1977-1978
Modified Construction
National ID NumberCO00446
Hydrologic Unit Code

Dimensions
Structural Height92.0 ft
Hydraulic Height (Normal Operating Depth at Dam)
Top Parapet (Elevation)
Spillway Crest Elevation9590.0 ft
Crest Elevation9652.0 ft
Crest Length2600.0 ft
Crest Width
Base Width
Volume of Dam Construction Materials
Streambed at Dam Axis9562.0 ft
Top of Exclusive Flood Control Pool (Elevation)
Top of Joint Use Pool (Elevation)
Top of Active Conservation Pool (Elevation)9645.7 ft
Top of Inactive Conservation Pool (Elevation)9615.0 ft
Top of Dead Storage Pool (Elevation)9590.0 ft

Hydraulics & Hydrology
Volume
Total Water Storage at Elevation
Maximum Water Surface Elevation
Normal Water Surface Elevation9645.7 ft
Spillway Type
Auxiliary SpillwayNo
Spillway Capacity at Elevation
Auxiliary Spillway Capacity at Elevation
Uncontrolled Spillway Capacity at Elevation
Outlet Works Capacity at Elevation3590.0 cfs at 9645.7 ft
Diversion Capacity at Elevation
Drainage Area1.0 sq mi
Hydrometeorological Report (HMR)HMR 55A
Probable Maximum Flood (PMF) Report

Contact Information
Owner
TitleArea Office Manager
OrganizationEastern Colorado Area Office
Address11056 W. County Rd 18E
CityLoveland, CO 80537-9711
Phone (Fax)970 663-3212
Phone (Office)970 667-4410
Operator
TitleArea Office Manager
OrganizationEastern Colorado Area Office
Address11056 W. County Rd 18E
CityLoveland, CO 80537-9711
Phone (Fax)970 663-3212
Phone (Office)970 667-4410


Last updated: Apr 02, 2013