Lake Houston Dam (Lake Houston)

Field Descriptions

Dam Name: Lake Houston Dam
NID ID: TX03416
Longitude: -95.1317
Latitude: 29.9191
County: HARRIS
River: SAN JACINTO RIVER
State: TX
Nearest City: MAGNOLIA GARDENS
Distance: 3.00 miles
Owner Name: CITY OF HOUSTON
Owner Type: Local Government
Dam Designer: EBASCO ENGR & CONST;AMBURSEN ENGINEERING; EBASCO ENGR & CONST;AMBURSEN ENGINEERING
Private Dam? NO
Core: Core (Position)
Earth (Type)
Known (Certainty)
Foundation: SZ
Purposes: Irrigation
Year Completed: 1954
Year Modified/Mod Type: 1988S
Dam Length: 12097 feet
Dam Height: 65.79 feet
Structural Height: 66 feet
Hydraulic Height: 62 feet
Maximum Discharge: 525000 cu ft/sec
Maximum Storage: 281800 acre-feet
Normal Storage: 146700 acre-feet
Surface Area: 12240 acres
Drainage Area: 2828 square miles
Hazard Potential: HIGH
Emergency Action Plan? YES
Inspection Date: 2011-08-11
Inspection Frequency: 5
State Regulated Dam? YES
State Regulating Agency: TCEQ
Spillway Type: UNCONTROLLED
Spillway Width: 3160 feet
Outlet Gates: O2;T2;U1
Source Agency:

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