Englewood Dam

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Englewood Dam
Englewood Dam is located in Colorado
Englewood Dam
Location of Englewood Dam in Colorado
Country United States
Location Arapahoe County, Colorado, USA
Coordinates 39°35′21.96″N 104°55′08.92″W / 39.5894333°N 104.9191444°W / 39.5894333; -104.9191444Coordinates: 39°35′21.96″N 104°55′08.92″W / 39.5894333°N 104.9191444°W / 39.5894333; -104.9191444
Purpose Flood control
Status Operational
Construction began 1936
Opening date 1936; 81 years ago (1936)
Owner(s) Urban Drainage and Flood Control District
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Embankment, earth-fill
Impounds Little Dry Creek
Height 50 ft (15 m)
Length 1,700 ft (520 m)
Elevation at crest 5,606 acre·ft (6,915,000 m3)
Width (crest) 20 ft (6.1 m)
Reservoir
Total capacity 1,485 acre·ft (1,832,000 m3)
Catchment area 11 sq mi (28 km2)

Englewood Dam was constructed as a Works Progress Administration project in 1936. It is located on Little Dry Creek approximately 9 mi (14 km) upstream from Englewood in Arapahoe County, Colorado, United States. The project serves as a flood retention dam to control of about 11 sq mi (28 km2) of the 11 sq mi (28 km2) drainage area of the Little Dry Creek basin. Storage capacity is approximately 1,485 acre·ft (1,832,000 m3) at the spillway crest but the reservoir is dry most of the year.[1][2]

It was purchased by the Urban Drainage and Flood Control District in 1973 who carried out improvements on it until 1975.[3] About 2.2 mi (3.5 km) west of Centennial, Colorado, the dam is located in the Willow Springs Open Space in Centennial which is part of the South Suburban Park and Recreation District.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Report on the Floods of June 1965" (PDF). U.S. Army Engineer District, Omaha Coprs of Engineers. p. 6. Retrieved 11 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Hydrologic & Engineering Investigations for Englewood Dam" (PDF). Woodward - Clevenger & Associates, Inc. 17 May 1973. pp. 2–5. Archived from the original (PDF) on 9 July 2010. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  3. ^ "Phase III Drainage Report Willow Spring Open Space Park" (PDF). MWE. September 1993. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 July 2010. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  4. ^ "Willow Spring Open Space". South Suburban Parks and Recreation. Archived from the original on 13 January 2015. Retrieved 13 January 2015.