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General Information

Beginning of works: 1948
Completion: 5 May 1956
Status: in use

Project Type

Structure: Gravity dam
Function / usage: Hydroelectric dam / plant
Material: Concrete dam

Location

Location: , , ,
Near: Folsom Lake Crossing (2009)
Coordinates: 38° 42' 27.23" N    121° 9' 24.47" W
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Technical Information

Dimensions

water surface area 4 830 ha
main dam height 100 m
crest length 430 m

Cost

cost of construction United States dollar 81 500 000

Materials

main dam reinforced concrete

Products, Services & Reports

Completed in 1955, Folsom Dam is located on the American River in northern California, approximately 40 km northeast of the city of Sacramento. The ...

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Chronology

17 July 1995

Spillway gate brakes and 40% of the lake drains

Participants

Operator
Reconfiguration
Structural engineering
Material supplier

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  • About this
    data sheet
  • Structure-ID
    20001070
  • Published on:
    05/10/2000
  • Last updated on:
    09/07/2017