State Map Spring Creek: Spring Creek, Sacramento River, CA FWEE Member

Year Started: 1963
Location: Spring Creek, Sacramento River
Capacity: 150 MW
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The Spring Creek Debris Dam is an earthfill dam on Spring Creek, a tributary of the Sacramento River, in Shasta County in the U.S. state of California. Completed in 1963, the dam, maintained by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, serves primarily to collect severe acid mine drainage stemming from the Iron Mountain Mine.[1] The dam forms the Spring Creek Reservoir, less than 1 mile (1.6 km) long. Spring Creek and South Fork Spring Creek flow into the reservoir from a 16-square-mile (41 km2) watershed.[2] The dam is directly upstream from the city of Keswick, California and the Keswick Reservoir.[3] The operation is part of the Trinity River Division of the Central Valley Project.[1]

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