Project Details

Signal Butte FRS and Floodway

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Project Contact: Carlos Encinas
Region: E
District: 2 - Steve Chucri

Signal Butte 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 Signal Butte FRS is 1.3 miles in length and has a height of 39 feet, with a storage capacity of 1620-acre feet. The U.S. Soil Conservation Service, now the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), was the federal sponsor. The District and the U.S. Soil Conservation Service were cost share partners on this project.

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


The project was completed in 1987.

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