Stateline Dam


 Stateline Dam, on the East Fork of Smiths Fork within the Wasatch National Forest in Utah, is about 0.5 mile south of the Utah-Wyoming state line. The dam has a height of 148 feet above streambed and a crest length of 2,800 feet. The spillway has a discharge capacity of 5,850 cubic feet per second, an uncontrolled concrete morning glory drop inlet at elevation 9163.2 feet, and a 14.5 foot diameter concrete conduit through the dam along the right abutment with a stilling basin at river level. The outlet works is located under the center of the dam along the stream channel and has a discharge capacity of approximately 400 cubic feet per second at the maximum water surface of 9169.6 feet. Structures along the outlet works include an intake structure, a gate chamber, control house, and stilling basin. Two small earthfill dikes, constructed along the west side of the reservoir basin, have crest lengths of 70 and 130 feet. Each dike is about 10 feet high. Stateline Reservoir has a capacity of 14,000 acre-feet. At maximum water surface elevation, it extends about 1.8 miles upstream from the dam and covers an area of about 300 acres.


The dam, dikes and reservoir are located on unconsolidated glacial, alluvial, and slough deposits in the East Fork of Smith Fork Valley near the Utah-Wyoming border state line.  Bedrock was not encountered by drill holes or excavations and is not exposed in the dam area.    Postglacial alluvial stream deposits are confined to a narrow strip along East Fork of Smith Fork.  The character and thickness of these deposits are unknown, however, physiographic relationships suggest alluvial deposits are thin at both the dam axis and within the reservoir area.

RegionFacilities in Upper Colorado | Upper Colorado Home Page
Dam TypeEarthfill
WatercourseEast Fork of Smiths Fork
Location28 mi S of Ft. Bridger
Original Construction1977-1979
Modified Construction
National ID NumberUT82904
Hydrologic Unit Code

Structural Height143.0 ft
Hydraulic Height (Normal Operating Depth at Dam)121.6 ft
Top Parapet (Elevation)
Spillway Crest Elevation
Crest Elevation9176 ft
Crest Length2,800 ft
Crest Width
Base Width
Volume of Dam Construction Materials1,200,000 cu yds
Streambed at Dam Axis9048.0 ft
Top of Exclusive Flood Control Pool (Elevation)
Top of Joint Use Pool (Elevation)
Top of Active Conservation Pool (Elevation)9163.2 ft
Top of Inactive Conservation Pool (Elevation)9163.2 ft
Top of Dead Storage Pool (Elevation)9062.0 ft

Hydraulics & Hydrology
Total Water Storage at Elevation
Maximum Water Surface Elevation9176,0 ft
Normal Water Surface Elevation
Spillway Type
Auxiliary Spillway
Spillway Capacity at Elevation5850.0 cfs at 9169.6 ft
Auxiliary Spillway Capacity at Elevation
Uncontrolled Spillway Capacity at Elevation
Outlet Works Capacity at Elevation400.0 cfs at 9169.6 ft
Diversion Capacity at Elevation
Drainage Area49 sq mi
Hydrometeorological Report (HMR)
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
OrganizationBridger Valley Water Conservancy District
AddressP.O. Box 177  609 W. 3rd Street
CityMountain View, MT 82939
Phone (Office)307 782-3210

Last updated: Apr 08, 2009