Dick Nichols Park Dam is an earth dam built on the Kincheon Branch River and is located in Austin, Texas. It was built in 1994 .
The dam is owned by the local government. The dam used to be known as Dick Nichols Park Regional Stormwater Retention Facility Dam.
Dick Nichols Park Dam is owned by the local government.
|Dam length||1,450 feet|
|Dam height||20 feet|
|Structural height||22 feet|
|Hydraulic height||22 feet|
|Max discharge||7,099 cubic feet per second|
|Max storage||178 acre feet|
|Drainage area||4 square miles|
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.
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.
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.
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.
Number of cubic feet per second the spillway is capable of discharging when the reservoir is at its maximum designed water surface elevation.
Maximum storage is defined as the total storage space in a reservoir below the maximum attainable water surface elevation, including any surcharge storage.
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.
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.
Inspections are every 5 years.
|Former name||Dick Nichols Park Regional Stormwater Retention Facility Dam|
|NID ID (National ID)||TX06902|