Mud Mountain Dam is located east of Puyallup and south of Enumclaw on the White River. The dam is accessible off of Highway 410 and is one of the more unique looking dams in the northwest. Fans of dams may like what they see there because it is pretty distinctive compare to what else is around.
Fun Facts About Mud Mountain Dam
-Construction on Mud Mountain Dam was completed in 1948.
-Mud Mountain Dam is operated by the United States Army Corps of Engineers.
-Construction had originally started on Mud Mountain Dam in 1939 but was then delayed by World War II.
-Mud Mountain Dam measures in at 432 feet high.
-Mud Mountain Dam is an earth and rock filled dam.
-When it was completed, Mud Mountain Dam was the highest earth filled dam in the entire world.
-Mud Mountain Dam is located within King County.
-The water backed up by Mud Mountain Dam is known as Mud Mountain Lake.
-The Mud Mountain Recreational Area is a local park, operated by the United States Army Corps of Engineers, that features interpretive exhibits, picnic facilities, and just over 10 miles of hiking trails.
-The main purpose behind the building of Mud Mountain Dam was as flood control on the White River.
-At its base, Mud Mountain Dam is 1,600 feet thick.
-The interior core of Mud Mountain Dam is sand and gravel. The exterior is covered with a three foot layer of quarry rock.
-Water leaves Mud Mountain Dam via a concrete spillway as well as two concrete outlet tunnels.
-Mud Mountain Dam consists of 2.3 million cubic yards of rock, sand, and gravel.