High Mountain Dams in Bonneville Unit, Lost Lake Dam, Kamas, Summit County, UT
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Lost Lake Dam, Kamas vicinity, UT
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER UT-41-G
Building/structure dates: 1926 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1931 subsequent work
Significance: With the crest of 950 feet, the Lost Lake dam is the largest of the earth-fill retention structures built over the natural lakes in the upper Provo River drainage. It represents a considerable investment by the Provo Reservoir Company and the city of Provo, co-owners of the lake's water rights. An easily accessible structure with a high visibility, Lost is one of the more significant of the Bonneville Unit earth-fill dams.
Provo Reservoir Company
Palfreyman, E. V.
Union Reservoir Company
National Forest Service
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
1. OVERALL VIEW OF LAKE AND INLET, LOOKING SOUTH
2. OVERALL VIEW OF LAKE, LOOKING NORTHEAST
3. VIEW SHOWING UPSTREAM FACE OF DAM, WITH OUTLET GATE, LOOKING NORTHWEST
4. VIEW OF CREST AND UPSTREAM FACE OF DAM, WITH OUTLET GATE, LOOKING SOUTH
5. VIEW OF UPRIGHT OUTLET GATE WHEEL, STEM AND STEM GUIDE (HARDESTY CAST IRON RECTANGULAR SLIDE GATE), LOOKING SOUTHWEST
6. VIEW SHOWING UPSTREAM FACE OF DIKE, LOOKING EAST
7. VIEW SHOWING UPSTREAM FACE OF DIKE, LOOKING WEST
8. VIEW OF WEST INLET CHANNEL, LOOKING SOUTHWEST
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