MODEL - CO00542-2091
Incident ID CO00542-2091
Dam Name MODEL
Downstream Hazard Potential L
State CO
Incident Date 08/08/2013
Incident Type Failure
Incident Driver Seepage/internal Erosion
Incident Mechanism 1 Piping
Incident Mechanism 2
Incident Mechanism 3
Incident Description Embankment failure due to erosion piping. An 8-ft-square erosion pipe formed in the embankment, draining the reservoir but not fully breaching the dam.
Named Hydrologic Event
EAP Enacted (Y/N) due to Incident
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Volume released at failure (ac-ft)
Additional Remarks or Updates The failure went unnoticed due to it's remote location and other incidents happening at about the same time. The date of the actual failure is estimated.
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Dam Type RE
Primary Purpose(s) IP
Year Completed 1921
Year Modified 0
Dam Height 39 ft
Max Storage (ac-ft) 29943 ac-ft
Surface Area (acres) 420 acres
Latitude 37.3283
Longitude -104.389
Regulatory Agency(ies) DWR
NID Number CO00542
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