Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Sugar Loaf Dam

Sugar Loaf Dam is a dam in Lake County of mid-Colorado, four miles west of Leadville.
It has a height of 135 feet and is over 2000 feet long at its crest, impounding the Lake Fork of the Arkansas River near its headwaters. The earthen dam was one of five reservoir dams completed from 1965 to 1968 by the United States Bureau of Reclamation as part of the larger water diversion project named the Fryingpan-Arkansas Project. The project was authorized in 1962 by President Kennedy and was completed in 1981.

This was submitted by Jack L from Colorado.