Moon Lake Project: Midview Dam and Lake Boreham – Myton UT

Description

Midview Dam was constructed between 1935 and 1937 by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), working under the supervision of the Bureau of Reclamation.  It was built as off-stream storage for the Moon Lake Reclamation Project in the Duchesne Valley of northeastern Utah.  

Midview Dam is an earthen dam with a height of 54 feet and length of 1900 feet at its crest. The CCC also built a dike 21 feet high and c. 2,500 feet long to secure the reservoir along its northeastern flank. 

The dam is owned by the Bureau of Reclamation, but the reservoir is operated by the local Moon Lake Water Users Association.  The reservoir has been renamed Lake Boreham.

Source notes

Kenneth Baldridge, The Civilian Conservation Corps in Utah: Remembering Nine Years of Achievement, 1933-1942.  Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 2019, pp. 190-194.

https://www.usbr.gov/projects/index.php?id=304

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midview_Dam

 

Project originally submitted by Andrew Laverdiere on January 27, 2016.
Additional contributions by Richard A Walker.

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Location Info


Lake Boreham
Myton, UT 84052

Coordinates: 40.1843, -110.1627

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