Project Details

Cave Creek Dam (Historic)

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Project Contact: Thomas Renckly
Region: N
District: 3 - Bill Gates

Cave Creek Dam was built in 1923 and is a reinforced concrete barrel arch structure. In 1979, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers built the earthen Cave Buttes Dam just downstream of Cave Creek Dam to replace Cave Creek Dam. A channel was excavated around the right abutment of Cave Creek Dam to allow equalization of the flood pools. The older Cave Creek Dam no longer provides flood protection but was preserved due to its historic significance.

The dam is maintained by the District.


The dam was constructed in 1923 and effectively replaced in 1979.

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