Fish Creek Dam

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Fish Creek Dam
Fish Creek Dam is located in Idaho
Fish Creek Dam
Fish Creek Dam is located in the US
Fish Creek Dam
Nearest city Carey, Idaho
Coordinates 43°25′23″N 113°49′54″W / 43.42306°N 113.83167°W / 43.42306; -113.83167Coordinates: 43°25′23″N 113°49′54″W / 43.42306°N 113.83167°W / 43.42306; -113.83167
Area 5 acres (2.0 ha)
Built 1919
Architect Eastwood,John S.
NRHP reference # 78003437[1]
Added to NRHP December 29, 1978

Fish Creek Dam in Blaine County, Idaho is an aging multiple-arch concrete dam that has achieved historic status and now represents some threat to public safety, due to danger of it failing. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

It is a 92 foot high concrete dam that is 1,700 feet long, blocking Fish Creek in the lower ranges of the Pioneer Mountains. Located 11 miles northeast of Carey, Idaho, the dam was completed in 1923. It was a work of John S. Eastwood.[1][2]

The dam was listed on the National Register in 1978; the listing included just the one contributing structure on a 5-acre (2.0 ha) area.[1]

In 2007, it was identified as one of the four highest-hazard dams in Idaho, having significant threat to human lives if it were to fail.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b Jason Kauffman (December 11, 2009). "Finding a fix for the Fish Creek Dam: Farmers in the Carey area hope to resurrect 86-year-old dam". Mountain Express.