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Pinto Dam

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Opening date  1948
Creates  Billy Clapp Lake
Height  40 m
Total capacity  26.15 million m³
Width (base)  600 feet (180 m)
Surface area  973.6 acres (3.940 km)
Length  579 m
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Location  Grant County, Washington, USA
Catchment area  190 square miles (490 km)
Operator  United States Bureau of Reclamation
Similar  Dry Falls Dam, Summer Falls State Park, North Dam, Easton Diversion Dam, Tieton Dam

Pinto Dam is a dam in Grant County, Washington.

Map of Pinto Dam, Soap Lake, WA 98851, USA

The dam was a project of the United States Bureau of Reclamation, completed from 1946 through 1948 as one element of the vast Columbia Basin Project for irrigation water storage, flood control, and hydroelectric power generation. Pinto Dam is an earthen structure, 130 feet high and 1900 feet long at its crest, that provides offstream storage of water.

The six-mile-long crescent-shaped reservoir it creates, Billy Clapp Lake, was originally called Long Lake Reservoir, but was renamed for one of the sponsors of the project, a lawyer from Ephrata, Washington. The lake offers year-round fishing for yellow perch, crappie, rainbow trout, and walleye. The Stratford Wildlife Recreation Area borders Billy Clapp Lake on its eastern shore and hosts migrating waterfowl. Another sizable lake, Brook Lake, also stands below the dam.

References

Pinto Dam Wikipedia


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