Accession Number : ADA130898

Title :   Embankment Criteria and Performance Report. Cheyenne River Basin, South Dakota, Red Dale Gulch Area, Cedar Canyon Dam, Rapid City, South Dakota.

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER DISTRICT OMAHA NEBR

PDF Url : ADA130898

Report Date : Jan 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 46

Abstract : Cedar Canyon Dam is located on the northwest edge of Rapid City, South Dakota, and protects a residential section of the city (Red Dale Gulch Area) from the damaging effects of swift, short duration floods. The embankment of the dam crosses a normally dry gulch (Deadmans Gulch) which lies within Cedar Canyon. The reservoir operates as a detention dam with the capacity to reduce peak discharges for floods of all magnitude. This report provides a summary record of significant design, construction, and operational data on Cedar Canyon Dam for use by engineers to familiarize themselves with the project, re-evaluate the embankment when unsatisfactory performance occurs, and provide guidance for designing comparable future projects.

Descriptors :   *Earth dams, South Dakota, Urban areas, Flood control, Embankments, Performance(Engineering)

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE