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Project Name: McMicken Dam Rehabilitation Project


Project Manager: Dave Degerness
Contact by phone at (602) 506-4730 or by email

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Project Type: Engineering/Design

Project Description:

The purpose of the McMicken Dam Rehabilitation Project is to provide for the overall rehabilitation of the McMicken Dam Project and in coordination with project stakeholders and with public input, improve the function and benefits associated with the current McMicken Dam Project.

The McMicken Dam Project was constructed by the US Army Corps of Engineers in 1954 to protect Luke Air Force Base, the Litchfield Park Naval Air Facility and agricultural activities in the area from flooding. The McMicken Dam Project also provides flood protection for critical public facilities, infrastructure and properties located directly downstream, including significant portions of Surprise, El Mirage, Sun City and unincorporated Maricopa County.  Its aging infrastructure, land subsidence, earth fissuring, urbanization encroachment and current dam safety standards has impacted the ability of the McMicken Dam Project to maintain the current level of protection in the long term.  These dam safety issues have led the District to determine that an overall rehabilitation of the dam is required. Landscape and multi-use opportunities will also be evaluated.

Last Updated: 8/16/2023 3:08:44 PM

Project Updates

McMicken Dam Phase 1 Construction Update August 2023
Posted On: 8/16/2023 3:08:44 PM

Phase 1 Construction is continuing and is anticipated to be complete by spring 2024

McMicken Dam Phase 1 Construction Update Dec 2022
Posted On: 12/14/2022 9:52:26 AM

Phase 1 Construction is now anticpated to finish in July 2023

McMicken Dam Rehabilitation: Phase 1 Construction
Posted On: 2/3/2022 3:14:15 PM

Phase 1 construction for the overall rehabilitation of McMicken Dam has started. Phase 1 will construct a new concrete emergency spillway and principal outlet. The time frame for construction is 12 to 15 months. Archer Western Construction is the selected contractor.

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