This floodwater retarding structure was installed under the PL-566 Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Program. Project sponsors included the Laramie Rivers Conservation District and the Toltec Watershed Improvement District. This is a multi-purpose dam for flood protection, agricultural water supply, and recreation. The watershed is approximately 235 square miles. The project was completed in 1985 at a cost of approximately $1,507,400. The following photographs were taken in July of 2002.