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White Tanks FRS No. 3

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Project Contact: Dave Degerness
Region: NW
District: 4 - Clint L. Hickman

White Tanks Flood Retarding Structure (FRS) No. 3 is an earth-fill dam designed to impound stormwater runoff from the White Tank Mountains and release it through three outlets or over an emergency spillway located at the southern edge of the structure. The dam is 1.45 miles in length and has a height of 29 feet, with a storage capacity of 2,575-acre feet. The U.S. Soil Conservation Service, now the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), was the federal sponsor. The Maricopa County Municipal Water Conservation District 1 and the U.S. Soil Conservation Service were cost share partners on this project.

Operation and Maintenance: Flood Control District
Authorization: Pilot Watersheds Program (1953)
Federal Sponsor: U.S. Soil Conservation Service (NRCS)


The project was completed in 1954.

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