Operation and Maintenance: Flood Control District
New River Dam is an earth-fill dam which was part of the “Phoenix, Arizona and Vicinity (including New River)” plan to provide flood protection to homes and businesses along New River. The dam is designed to detain flood water from the river and slowly release it into the natural channel downstream. New River Dam is complimented by two dikes, one to the east and one to the northwest. The dam is 2,320 feet in length and has a height of 104 feet, with a storage capacity of 43,520-acre feet. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) was the federal sponsor. The District, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Arizona Department of Water Resources were cost share partners on this project.
Authorization: Flood Control Act of 1965 (Public Law 80-298)
Federal Sponsor: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers