Project Details

Adobe Dam

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Project Contact: Stephen Brown
Region: N
District: 4 - Clint L. Hickman

Adobe Dam, a zoned earthfill flood control dam, was constructed under the Flood Control Act of 1965 and collects runoff water from the Skunk Creek area; the water then outfalls at the Skunk Creek Channel. The dam has a maximum height of 65 feet and a length of 11,245 feet with a storage capacity of 18,350 acre-feet. The emergency spillway for the dam is located in a rock cut about 2000 feet west of the main embankment. The project was constructed with sponsorship from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). The District and USACE were cost share partners for the project per a Joint Use Agreement (JUA) dated 1973. In accordance with the JUA and three amendments between the District and the Maricopa County Parks and Recreation, the Adobe Dam Recreation Area was established.

Operation and Maintenance: Flood Control District
Authorization: Flood Control Act of 1965
Federal Sponsor: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers


The project was completed in 1982.

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