Project Details

Apache Junction FRS and Floodway

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

Apache Junction Flood Retarding Structure 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 Apache Junction FRS is 1.6 miles in length and has a height of 22 feet, with a storage capacity of 612-acre feet. The U.S. Soil Conservation Service, now the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), was the federal sponsor for the project.

Operation and Maintenance: Flood Control District
Authorization: Watershed Protection and Flood Control Act, Public Law 566
Operation and Maintenance Agreement: FCD 87011
Federal Sponsor: U.S. Soil Conservation Service (now Natural Resource Conservation Service)


The project was completed in 1988.

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