Sugar Loaf Dam

Overview
The basin is a U-shaped glacial valley with numerous terminal and lateral moraines. The area above timberline is approximately 50% solid granite, and 50% fractured granite.  Turquoise Lake and Lake Fork Creek are located on a terminal moraine 100 feet above the Arkansas River.  The Arkansas River flows south 1mile east of the lake.

General
RegionFacilities in Great Plains | Great Plains Home Page
StateColorado
CountyLake
ProjectFryingpan-Arkansas
Dam Type
ReservoirTurquoise Lake
WatercourseLake Fork of the Arkansas
Location15 mi E of Basalt
Longitude-106.3733
Latitude39.2517
Original Construction1965-1968
Modified Construction
National ID NumberCO01669
Hydrologic Unit Code

Dimensions
Structural Height135.00 ft
Hydraulic Height (Normal Operating Depth at Dam)125.4 ft
Top Parapet (Elevation)
Spillway Crest Elevation9869.4 ft
Crest Elevation9879 ft
Crest Length2020 ft
Crest Width
Base Width
Volume of Dam Construction Materials
Streambed at Dam Axis9744.0 ft
Top of Exclusive Flood Control Pool (Elevation)
Top of Joint Use Pool (Elevation)
Top of Active Conservation Pool (Elevation)9869.4 ft
Top of Inactive Conservation Pool (Elevation)9775.4 ft
Top of Dead Storage Pool (Elevation)9765.9 ft

Hydraulics & Hydrology
Volume
Total Water Storage at Elevation
Maximum Water Surface Elevation
Normal Water Surface Elevation9869.4 ft
Spillway Type
Auxiliary Spillway
Spillway Capacity at Elevation2920.0 cfs at 9872.8 ft
Auxiliary Spillway Capacity at Elevation
Uncontrolled Spillway Capacity at Elevation
Outlet Works Capacity at Elevation1120.0 cfs at 9872.8 ft
Diversion Capacity at Elevation
Drainage Area27.60 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