High Mountain Dams in Bonneville Unit, Wall Lake Dam, Kamas, Summit County, UT
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Wall Lake Dam, Kamas vicinity, UT
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER UT-41-M
Building/structure dates: 1914 initial construction
Significance: Wall Lake is the deepest body of water to be reservoired in the Bonneville Unit of the Central Utah Project. Its dam, built conservatively by four of the principal regional irrigation companies, is the oldest man-made structure to reservoir a natural lake in the upper Provo River drainage, along with the dams on Trial and Washington lakes. Picturesquely placed and well-preserved, the dam and outlet works are representative of medium-scale earth-fill construction in the unit. Wall Lake is one of the more significant of the Provo drainage retention structures.
Provo Irrigation Company
Sego Irrigation Company
Wasatch Irrigation Company
Timpanogos Irrigation Company
National Forest Service
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
1. OVERALL VIEW OF LAKE AND DAM, SHOWING UPSTREAM FACE, LOOKING EAST
2. VIEW OF UPSTREAM FACE OF DAM, LOOKING SOUTHWEST
3. VIEW OF DOWNSTREAM FACE AND TOE OF DAM, LOOKING NORTHWEST
4. VIEW OF INCLINED OUTLET GATE WHEEL, STEM AND STEM GUIDE, LOOKING NORTHEAST
5. VIEW OF DOWNSTREAM OUTLET VALVE (20' LUDLOW GATE VALVE), LOOKING NORTHEAST
6. VIEW OF OUTLET CHANNEL, LOOKING SOUTH
7. VIEW OF CONCRETE SPILLWAY (FREEBOARDS REMOVED) AND REMNANTS OF LOG TRASH RACK, LOOKING WEST 8. 'OVERFLOW AT ROCK SPILLWAY OF WALL LAKE RESERVOIR, AS MAINTAINED FROM JUNE 18 TO 26, 1914. UNION RES. COMPANY, PROVO RIVER, UTAH. C.S. JARVIS, ENGINEER.'
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