CHARLESTON RESERVOIR - NV00038-3247
Incident ID NV00038-3247
Dam Name CHARLESTON RESERVOIR
Downstream Hazard Potential L
State NV
Incident Date 04/01/2019
Incident Type Failure
Incident Driver Manmade Action
Incident Mechanism 1 Overtopping
Incident Mechanism 2 Insufficient Spillway Capacity
Incident Mechanism 3 Other
Incident Description There were modifications that were completed on the spillway and outlet, which reduced the capacity of this facility. The dam failed during spring runoff due to this reduced capaicty.
Named Hydrologic Event
EAP Enacted (Y/N) due to Incident No
Fatalities (Number) 0
Number of People Evacuated 0
Number of Habitable Structures Evacuated 0
Number of Habitable Structures Flooded 0
Other Infrastructure Impacts Roads
Economic Damages (in $) Unknown
Volume released at failure (ac-ft) 500 ac-ft
Response
Additional Remarks or Updates Damage was limited to ranch that uses the water during irrigation season and the county road downstream of the dam.
Incident Time
Incident Duration
Incident Report Produced Yes
Information Sources NV DWR
Owner Type P
Dam Type RE
Primary Purpose(s) IP
EAP NR
Year Completed 1920
Year Modified 1963
Dam Height 16 ft
Max Storage (ac-ft) 500 ac-ft
Surface Area (acres) 50 acres
River Name BRUNEAU RIVER
Latitude 41.5823
Longitude -115.497
Regulatory Agency(ies) NEVADA DWR
NID Number NV00038
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