Project Details

Spook Hill FRS and Outlet

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Project Contact: Patrick Schafer
Region: E
District: 2 - Steve Chucri

Spook Hill Flood Retarding Structure (FRS) is an earth-fill dam which is part of the Buckhorn-Mesa system. The three Buckhorn-Mesa structures form a continuous flood control system from the Spook Hill Floodway to the Apache Junction FRS, protecting downstream development from stormwater runoff from the Usery, Goldfield and Superstition Mountains. The Spook Hill FRS is 4 miles in length and has a height of 24 feet, with a storage capacity of 1120-acre feet. The U.S. Soil Conservation Service, now the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), was the federal sponsor. The project was completed in cooperation with the District, the Soil Conservation Service, the East Maricopa Natural Resources Conservation District and the Pinal County Board of Supervisors.

Operation and Maintenance: Flood Control District
Authorization: Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act Public Law 566
Federal Sponsor: Soil Conservation Service (Natural Resources Conservation Service)


The project was completed in 1979 and rehabilitated/modified in 2009.

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