Cherry Creek Dam

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Cherry Creek Dam and Reservoir

Cherry Creek Dam (National ID # CO01280) is a dam in Arapahoe County, Colorado southeast of Denver.

The earthen dam was constructed between 1948 and 1950 by the United States Army Corps of Engineers with a height of 141 feet and a length of 14,300 feet at its crest.[1] It impounds Cherry Creek, a tributary of the South Platte River, for flood control. The dam and reservoir are owned and operated by the Corps of Engineers.

The reservoir it creates, Cherry Creek Reservoir, has a water surface of 880[2] acres, and a maximum capacity of 134,470 acre-feet.[3][4] Recreation at the reservoir centers on the facilities of the adjacent Cherry Creek State Park, which offers camping, radio-controlled aircraft, picnicking, opportunities for bird watching, cross country skiing, fishing, and an outdoor shooting range.[5]


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  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-10-27. Retrieved 2012-08-29.
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  5. ^ "Cherry Creek State Park". Archived from the original on 2009-09-24.

Coordinates: 39°38′53″N 104°51′38″W / 39.6480°N 104.8605°W / 39.6480; -104.8605