WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY (Washington County, Utah)
COMANCHE DAM (42WS4376)
New Harmony, Utah
LOCATIONThe Comanche Dam is located at the confluence of Straight Canyon Creek and Comanche Creek within T 38S, Range 13W, Section 21 at an elevation of 5,380 feet.
FEATURESThe Comanche Dam is a rock structure with concrete cap. A large corrugated metal pipe is present near the base of the feature to allow some of the water from Comanche Creek to pass through. The dam is about 10 feet tall and 15-20 feet wide, constructed of broken rock.
HISTORYComanche Dam was constructed as part of the Work Projects Administration (WPA) projects in the area. Work was supervised by Marion Prince after completion of the Comanche Ditch. This dam was built as a catchment area for the ditch system.
REFERENCESHistoric Context and Detailed Documentation of the Main Canyon Ditch, Town Ditch, Comanche Dam (42WS4376), and Comanche Ditch (42WS2507), New Harmony, Washington County, Utah
by Dale R Gourley and Jon Baxter (Bighorn Arhaeological Consultants, LLC)
for The Town of New Harmony and St. George Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management
Report Number 05-03