Elephant Butte Dike Dam (Elephant Butte Lake)

Field Descriptions

Dam Name: Elephant Butte Dike
NID ID: NM00129
Longitude: -107.19111
Latitude: 33.15417
County: SIERRA
River: RIO GRANDE RIVER
State: NM
Nearest City: TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES
Distance: 5.00 miles
Owner Name: DOI BR
Owner Type: Federal
Private Dam? No
Dam Type: Earth
Core: Bituminous Concrete (Type)
Foundation: RK
Purposes: Flood Control
Year Completed: 1921
Dam Length: 2000 feet
Dam Height: 59 feet
Structural Height: 59 feet
Hydraulic Height: 49.29 feet
Maximum Storage: 2593255 acre-feet
Normal Storage: 2065010 acre-feet
Surface Area: 36643 acres
Drainage Area: 28900 square miles
Hazard Potential: High
Emergency Action Plan? Yes
Inspection Date: 2011-05-20
Inspection Frequency: 1
State Regulated Dam? No
Spillway Type: None
Spillway Width: 0 feet
Volume of Dam: 178891 cubic yards
Federal Regulatory Agency: Department of Interior;
Bureau of Reclamation
Federal Inspection Agency: Department of Interior;
Bureau of Reclamation
Federal Operating Agency: Department of Interior;
Bureau of Reclamation
Federal Owner (Agency): Department of Interior;
Bureau of Reclamation
Other Federal Agencies: Department of Interior;
Bureau of Reclamation
Source Agency: Department of Interior;
Bureau of Reclamation

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