Soldier Creek Dam


Soldier Creek Dam, completed in 1974, is a zoned earthfill structure 272 feet high with a crest length of 1,290 feet. Located on the Strawberry River it was completed in 1974.


The Strawberry Reservoir is underlain by two Tertiary age formations, the Uinta and Green River.  Beds of the Uinta formation are typical fluvial sediments consisting of interbedded, gradational, and interlensed sandstone, siltstone, and shale.  This formation conformably overlies the Green River formation, which is typically of lacustrine origin.  It consists chiefly of fairly even and continuous beds of siltstone and shale with some limestone and calcareous sandstone beds.  The makeup and general nature of these two formations make them naturally impervious.

RegionFacilities in Upper Colorado | Upper Colorado Home Page
ProjectCUP - Bonneville Unit
Dam TypeZoned earthfill
WatercourseStrawberry River
Original Construction1970-1974
Modified Construction
National ID NumberUT10135
Hydrologic Unit Code

Structural Height272.0 ft
Hydraulic Height (Normal Operating Depth at Dam)242.0 ft
Top Parapet (Elevation)
Spillway Crest Elevation
Crest Elevation7612.0 ft
Crest Length1290 ft
Crest Width
Base Width
Volume of Dam Construction Materials3,206,000 cu yds
Streambed at Dam Axis7361.0 ft
Top of Exclusive Flood Control Pool (Elevation)
Top of Joint Use Pool (Elevation)
Top of Active Conservation Pool (Elevation)7602.4 ft
Top of Inactive Conservation Pool (Elevation)7525.0 ft
Top of Dead Storage Pool (Elevation)7388.0 ft

Hydraulics & Hydrology
Total Water Storage at Elevation
Maximum Water Surface Elevation7603.6 ft
Normal Water Surface Elevation
Spillway Type
Auxiliary SpillwayNo
Spillway Capacity at Elevation
Auxiliary Spillway Capacity at Elevation
Uncontrolled Spillway Capacity at Elevation
Outlet Works Capacity at Elevation2830.0 cfs at 7603.6 ft
Diversion Capacity at Elevation
Drainage Area170.0 sq mi
Hydrometeorological Report (HMR)HMR xx
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
OrganizationCentral Utah Water Conservancy District
Address355 West University Parkway
CityOrem, UT 84058-7303
Phone (Office)801 226-7100

Last updated: Apr 08, 2009