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Brazoria, Texas
Privately owned
Built in 1956

Dacus Lake Dam is an earth dam built on the Off Ch-Brazos River and is located in Brazoria, Texas. It was built in 1956 .

The dam is privately owned by Dacus Land & Cattle CO.

Location
Dacus Lake Dam
Brazoria, Texas, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Other
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Dacus Land & Cattle CO
Owner
Private

Dacus Lake Dam is privately owned by Dacus Land & Cattle CO.

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1956
Completed
Max L. Hagan
Dam designer
Off Ch-Brazos River
River built on
Dacus Lake Dam was built in 1956.
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Summary
Dam length 5,742 feet
Dam height 9 feet
Structural height 9 feet
Hydraulic height 9 feet
Max discharge 29 cubic feet per second
Max storage 439 acre feet
Normal storage 342 acre feet
Surface area 49 acres
Drainage area 0 square miles
5,742 feet
Dam length

Length of the dam is defined as the length along the top of the dam. This also includes the spillway, powerplant, navigation lock, fish pass, etc., where these form part of the length of the dam. If detached from the dam, these structures should not be included.

9 feet
Dam height

Height of the dam is defined as the vertical distance between the lowest point on the crest of the dam and the lowest point in the original streambed.

9 feet
Structural height

Structural height of the dam is defined as the vertical distance from the lowest point of the excavated foundation to the top of the dam. Top of dam refers to the parapet wall and not the crest.

9 feet
Hydraulic height

Hydraulic height of the dam is defined as the vertical difference between the maximum design water level and the lowest point in the original streambed.

29 cubic feet per second
Max discharge

Number of cubic feet per second the spillway is capable of discharging when the reservoir is at its maximum designed water surface elevation.

439 acre feet
Max storage

Maximum storage is defined as the total storage space in a reservoir below the maximum attainable water surface elevation, including any surcharge storage.

342 acre feet
Normal storage

Normal storage is defined as the total storage space in a reservoir below the normal retention level, including dead and inactive storage and excluding any flood control or surcharge storage. For normally dry flood control dams, the normal storage will be a zero value.

49 acres
Surface area

Surface area, in acres, of the impoundment at its normal retention level.

0 square miles
Drainage area

Drainage area of the dam, in square miles, which is defined as the area that drains to a particular point (in this case, the dam) on a river or stream.

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Not available
Downstream potential hazard

Has emergency action plan
Emergency action plan

An emergency action plan is defined as a plan of action to be taken to reduce the potential for property damage and loss of life in an area affected by a dam failure or large flood.

2/11/2015
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 5 years.

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Distance to nearest town (miles) 0
Latitude 29
Longitude -95
NID ID (National ID) TX01724

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