Work on Horseshoe Dam - AZBZ Forums
Arizona Bass Zone

October 30th, 2020     10:07 PM   

Home Forums List of Advertisers Tourny Schedule
Go Back   AZBZ Forums > Fishing Chat > Fishing Chat

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old February 2nd, 2016, 12:31 PM   #1
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Scottsdale
Posts: 330
Work on Horseshoe Dam

I was curious about why the work on the dam was taking so long, so I contacted SRP and this is their reply.

Unfortunately the work at Horseshoe has been delayed at least until this summer. The contractor was able to install a low flow valve to move water downstream to Bartlett reservoir. The valve was completed in November and has been operating since completion. However, the manufacturer has not been able to meet the design specifications of the large flow valve at this time and are in search of a solution.

Member of Anglers United, UAAF and Arizona Sportsmen for Wildlife Conservation
AzWalleye is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old February 2nd, 2016, 03:38 PM   #2
lotsa luck
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 4,657
Images: 30
This could be a windfall if / when the rains come this spring. Just think if the lake filled and could not be drained per the the agreement to keep the Willow Flycatcher habitat going.

"If" they sell it right to the public for the increased water storage we desperately need it would be an awesome addition and win for all of the valley.

Last edited by lotsa luck; February 2nd, 2016 at 06:19 PM.
lotsa luck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 2nd, 2016, 05:32 PM   #3
Roosevelt Mark
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Roosevelt Lake Resort/QC
Posts: 825
That would be killer. I sure miss that lake.
Roosevelt Mark is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old February 3rd, 2016, 04:58 AM   #4
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: The Slope
Posts: 6,622
Images: 11
water is up to spillways, they can release from the spillways if the lake comes up a bunch then use the low flow valve to release water after the runoff is over (if we get the big El Nino) weather we are supposed to get, they can still take the lake down to nothing in the end. Would love to see that lake back was something to see it with water in it all fall and winter
badges,we don't need no stinking badges. Go back and get a whole sh% load of dimes. More beans boss,Mongo bad sheriff good
Fishless is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 3rd, 2016, 07:59 AM   #5
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Wilhoit,Az.
Posts: 3,267
Used to catch tons of Smallies on that lake.
SGG=Sons of the greatest generation.Too old to run,too proud to hide;We will stand our ground and take as many as we can with us!
badaz4570 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 3rd, 2016, 07:54 PM   #6
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: surprise
Posts: 982
Images: 1
In other words the contractor installed a valve that was not in the spec...the valve is now installed... Being a power company they already paid for this...

Even though it's not the valve that would provide the specs they wanted..

So now they will delay all work until procurement engineering decides what to do with so called valve... They will ultimately bless it off... And proced with other repairs.. The so called valve will let 500cfs of flow... the spec said it would only go to 490cfs...this could cause a rise in the sand flow... Which under a the spec will cause a small fish that don't even live in that area to go extinct... Or put on the endangered species list...

So what will happen is the state will have an El Niño event sometime in March and while the construction is still underway this will provide a complete wash out of said construction project... Then the so called willow fly catcher scrub minnow will now be endangered the dam will need to be removed and the center for biological diversity will sue the state and the area will then be a national wildlife refuge which you can't hunt or fish...

Then to fish Bartlett you'll need a migratory game stamp with your fishing liesense...

This will all happen after the build a new high water level launch ramp and paved parking lot...that AZGFD pays for... It will be a nice place once the campground is done...
BLittrell is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:07 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Images, Logos, Trademarks are property of thier respective owners, All other content Copyright © 2003 , All Rights Reserved.