Emigrant Lake Dam sits just south and east of Ashland, Oregon and helps add a lot of outdoor recreation possibilities to the area. You can visit this dam, as well as the lake behind it that shares its name, and have a great time if you are a lover of dams or outdoor recreation. It really is a very beautiful part of the state of Oregon.
Fun Facts About Emigrant Lake Dam
-The Emigrant Lake Dam was built in 1924.
-The Talent Irrigation District built the Emigrant Lake Dam.
-The Emigrant Lake Dam is now operated by the United States Bureau of Reclamation.
-The original purpose of the Emigrant Lake Dam was for flood control and irrigation.
-The Emigrant Lake Dam was 110 feet tall when it was built.
-At the time of its construction, Emigrant Lake Dam was a thin arch concrete dam.
-The United States Bureau of Reclamation almost doubled the height of Emigrant Lake Dam in 1961, bringing it to its current height of 204 feet high.
-Emigrant Lake Dam is 4,750 feet long.
-Emigrant Lake Dam is a rockfill dam that incorporated the previous concrete design into its new form.
-The dam sits on Emigrant Creek and the water backed up behind it is known as Emigrant Lake.
-2014 saw drought conditions lower the water level to the point that the United States Bureau of Reclamation had to take steps to protect the possibility of exposed artifacts that are normally protected by being covered by water.
-Emigrant Lake Dam is located in Jackson County.