Shasta Dam

Overview

Shasta Dam

Shasta Dam is a curved gravity concrete dam (National ID No. CA10186) on the Sacramento River above Redding, California near Shasta Lake City built between 1938 and 1945.  Like another curved gravity dam (Hoover Dam), it was a continuous pour concrete project, and in its day, ranked as one of the great civil engineering feats of the world.

The dam is 602 ft (183 m) high and 3,460 ft (1,055 m) long, with a base width or thickness of 543 ft (165.5 m).

The reservoir created behind Shasta Dam is known as Shasta Lake and is a popular recreational boating area.


General
RegionFacilities in Mid-Pacific | Mid-Pacific Home Page
StateCalifornia
CountyShasta
ProjectCVP-Shasta/Trinity
Dam Type
ReservoirShasta Lake
WatercourseSacramento River
Location
Longitude
Latitude
Net Generation1,806,476,000 kWh
Original Construction1938-1945
Modified Construction1995-1996
National ID NumberCA10186
Hydrologic Unit Code

Dimensions
Structural Height602.0 ft
Hydraulic Height (Normal Operating Depth at Dam)522.5 ft
Top Parapet (Elevation)
Spillway Crest Elevation
Crest Elevation1077.5 ft
Crest Length3460 ft
Crest Width30 ft
Base Width543 ft
Volume of Dam Construction Materials6270000 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
Volume4266000 acre-ft
Total Water Storage at Elevation4552000 acre-ft at 1067
Maximum Water Surface Elevation1076.2 ft
Normal Water Surface Elevation
Spillway Type
Auxiliary Spillway
Spillway Capacity at Elevation186000 cfs at 1065
Auxiliary Spillway Capacity at Elevation
Uncontrolled Spillway Capacity at Elevation
Outlet Works Capacity at Elevation81800 cfs at 1065 ft
Diversion Capacity at Elevation
Drainage Area6665 sq mi
Hydrometeorological Report (HMR)HMR 36
Probable Maximum Flood (PMF) Report1984 Winter

Contact Information
Owner
TitleArea Office Manager
OrganizationNorthern California Area Office
Address16349 Shasta Dam Boulevard
CityShasta Lake, CA 96019
Phone (Office)530-275-1554
Operator
TitleArea Office Manager
OrganizationNorthern California Area Office
Address16349 Shasta Dam Boulevard
CityShasta Lake, CA 96019
Phone (Office)530-275-1554


Last updated: Jun 04, 2009