John Townsend Dam (aka Townsend Dam)



Water barrier or embankment built across the course of a stream or into a body of water to control and (or) impound the flow of water.
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GPS Coordinates

Latitude, Longitude:
38.6833283°, -104.8038626°
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5955 ft. (1815 m.)

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US Topo Map

The USGS (U.S. Geological Survey) publishes a set of the most commonly used topographic maps of the U.S. called US Topo that are separated into rectangular quadrants that are printed at 22.75"x29" or larger. John Townsend Dam is covered by the Cheyenne Mountain, CO US Topo Map quadrant

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Nearby Dams

Northside Dam 2.9 mi
Keeton Lake Dam 3.0 mi
Glen Cairn Dam 4.9 mi

Nearby Cities

Nearby Points of Interest

John Townsend Reservoir Water 0.0 mi
Elk Ranch Man-made 1.2 mi
Merriams Rock Creek Water 1.3 mi
Haymes Reservoir Water 1.9 mi
Deadman Canyon Land 2.3 mi

Nearby Photos

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Historical Weather

Below are weather averages from 1971 to 2000 according to data gathered from the nearest official weather station. The nearest weather station for both precipitation and temperature measurements is COLORADO SPRINGS MNPL AP which is approximately 10 miles away and has an elevation of 6,140 feet (185 feet higher than John Townsend Dam). Because the nearest station and this geographic feature may have differences in elevation and topography, the historic weather at the two separate locations may be different as well.

Average Daily Temperatures by Month (°F)

Average Monthly Precipitation (in inches)

Month Precip AVG High Temp AVG Low Temp
January .28" 41.7° 14.5°
February .35" 45.4° 18.0°
March 1.06" 51.6° 23.9°
April 1.62" 59.2° 31.4°
May 2.39" 68.4° 40.7°
June 2.34" 79.2° 49.5°
July 2.85" 84.4° 54.8°
August 3.48" 81.6° 53.6°
September 1.23" 74.1° 45.4°
October .86" 63.4° 34.3°
November .52" 49.8° 22.6°
December .42" 42.4° 15.6°

Summer High Temps

This location's average summer high temps are lower than 63% of other locations on record.

Winter Low Temps

This location's average winter low temps are lower than 65% of other locations on record.

Precipitation Levels

This location's average precipitation levels are lower than 80% of other locations on record.