Lower Homestake Tailings 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:
37.8333331°, -106.9472683°
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8884 ft. (2708 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. Lower Homestake Tailings Dam is covered by the Creede, CO US Topo Map quadrant

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Nearby Cities

Creede, CO 2 mi
Cathedral, CO 19 mi
South Fork, CO 20 mi
Alpine, CO 22 mi
Gerrard, CO 22 mi

Nearby Points of Interest

Lower Homestake Tailings Pond Water 0.0 mi
Monon Hill Land 0.2 mi
Sawmill Gulch Land 0.9 mi
Monon Mine Man-made 0.9 mi
Rat Creek Water 1.0 mi

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 HERMIT 7 which is approximately 10 miles away and has an elevation of 9,010 feet (126 feet higher than Lower Homestake Tailings 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 .70" 33.4° -8.5°
February .73" 39.0° -4.5°
March 1.20" 44.3° 4.1°
April 1.04" 49.9° 13.0°
May 1.02" 62.2° 24.3°
June .82" 72.5° 30.3°
July 2.22" 76.4° 37.3°
August 2.49" 73.3° 37.2°
September 1.44" 68.3° 28.6°
October 1.47" 59.6° 18.7°
November 1.18" 44.6° 5.2°
December .79" 33.8° -6.1°

Summer High Temps

This location's average summer high temps are lower than 93% of other locations on record.

Winter Low Temps

This location's average winter low temps are lower than 99% of other locations on record.

Precipitation Levels

This location's average precipitation levels are lower than 85% of other locations on record.