Prado Dam

Prado Dam

Prado Dam is an existing facility constructed by the Corps of Engineers in 1941. The plan of improvement for the Prado Dam and reservoir, which has an estimated cost of $880 million includes:

  • Raising the existing embankment 28.4 feet to an elevation of 594.4 feet - Completed.
  • Raising the spillway crest from elevation of 543 ft. to 563 ft – Planned for 2021
  • Constructing new outlet works increasing the maximum discharge capacity from 9,000 cfs to 30,000 cfs - Completed.
  • Constructing new levees and dikes- Underway
  • Acquiring over 2,300 acres of property rights for reservoir expansion -Underway
  • Relocating and protecting 30 various utility lines- Underway
  • Increasing reservoir area from 6,695 acres to 10,256 acres.
  • Increasing-impoundment from 217,000 acre-feet to 362,000 acre-feet.


Prado Dam Project Features

Prado Dam Project Features

Construction of the new intake  
structure       

Raising of the existing
embankment