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LAKE HOUSTON DAM DAM (Lake Houston)

Field Descriptions

Dam Name: LAKE HOUSTON DAM
NID ID: TX03416
Longitude: -95.13
Latitude: 29.92
County: HARRIS
River: SAN JACINTO RIVER
State: TX
Nearest City: MAGNOLIA GARDENS
Distance: 3.00 miles
Own_name Name: CITY OF HOUSTON
Owner Type: LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Dam Designer: AMBURSEN ENGINEERING
Private Dam? NO
Dam Type: Earth
Concrete
Buttress
Core: Core (Position)
Earth (Type)
Known (Certainty)
Foundation: SZ
Purposes: Water Supply
Other
Irrigation
Recreation
Year Completed: 1954
Dam Length: 8656.00 feet
Dam Height: 62.00 feet
Maximum Discharge: 840000 cu ft/sec
Maximum Storage: 281800 acre-feet
Normal Storage: 133990 acre-feet
Surface Area: 12240 acres
Drainage Area: 2828 square miles
Hazard Potential: HIGH
Emergency Action Plan? NO
Inspection Date: 11/9/1994
Inspection Frequency: 5.00
State Regulated Dam? YES
State Regulating Agency: TNRCC
Spillway Type: CONTROLLED
Spillway Width: 3160.00 feet
Outlet Gates: T2;S1
Source Agency:

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