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McMicken Dam Project Rehabilitation

Public Meetings
Currently there are no public meetings scheduled for this project.

Past Public Meetings
• 3/14/2013

Project Contact: Mike Greenslade -
Region: NW
District: 4 - Clint L. Hickman
Phase: Design & Engineering
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The purpose of the McMicken Dam Project Rehabilitation is to provide for the overall rehabilitation of the McMicken Dam Project, and in coordination with project stakeholders and with public input, improve the function and benefits associated with the current McMicken Dam Project.

The McMicken Dam Project was constructed by the U.S Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in 1954 and 1955 to protect Luke Air Force Base, the Litchfield Park Naval Air Facility, and agricultural activities in the area from flooding. Today, the McMicken Dam Project also provides flood protection for critical public facilities, infrastructure and properties located directly downstream, including significant portions of Surprise, El Mirage, Sun City, and unincorporated Maricopa County. The ability of the McMicken Dam Project to maintain the current level of protection in the long term for the benefit of the public in an increasingly urbanized environment is in question due to significant concerns regarding aging infrastructure, land subsidence, earth fissuring, urbanization encroachment and current dam safety standards. These dam safety issues have led the District to determine that an overall rehabilitation of the dam is required. Landscape and multi-use opportunities will also be evaluated.


The District has initiated design for the rehabilitation of McMicken Dam. URS Corporation (AECOM) has been selected as the design consultant. The rehabilitation will occur in phases starting with the emergency spillway and principal outlet (Phases I and II). The 30% design has been completed. Final design of Phases I and II is scheduled for completion towards the end of 2016. Construction contract timing and method will be determined in the future.

Available Documents

Document Name Type Size
2006 - Introductory Brochure (September) PDF 2.65 MB
2006 - Introductory Meeting Presentation (September) PDF .98 MB
2006 - News Release (August) PDF 2.73 KB
2007 - McMicken Dam Public Meeting Presentation (May) PDF 5.09 MB
2007 - Project Comment Sheet (May) PDF 6.99 MB
2007 - Project Fact Sheet (May) PDF 1.02 MB
2011 - News Release (August) PDF 0.35 MB
2013 - Public Meeting Announcement (March) PDF 1 MB
2013 - Public Meeting News Release (March) PDF 237 KB
2013 - Public Meeting Presentation (March) PDF 2.65 MB
2013 - Public Meeting Presentation Boards (March) PDF 6.5 MB
Area Protected by Project PDF 1.09 MB
Project Vicinity Map PDF 529 KB

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