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Kenedy, Texas
Local government owned
Built in 1956

Escondido Creek WS SCS Site 3 Dam is an earth dam built on the Doe Branch River and is located in Kenedy, Texas. It was built in 1956 and modified in 1978H;1961S .

The dam is owned by the local government.

Location
Escondido Creek WS SCS Site 3 Dam
Kenedy, Texas, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Other
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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San Antonio River Authority, Escondido Watershed District, Karnes County Swcd, City of Kenedy,
Owner
Local government

Escondido Creek WS SCS Site 3 Dam is owned by the local government.

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1956
Completed
1978H;1961S
Modified
USDA NRCS
Dam designer
Doe Branch River
River built on
Escondido Creek WS SCS Site 3 Dam was built in 1956 and modified in 1978H;1961S.
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Summary
Dam length 1,650 feet
Dam height 38 feet
Structural height 38 feet
Hydraulic height 38 feet
Max discharge 22,070 cubic feet per second
Max storage 3,180 acre feet
Normal storage 447 acre feet
Surface area 59 acres
Drainage area 5 square miles
1,650 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.

38 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.

38 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.

38 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.

22,070 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.

3,180 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.

447 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.

59 acres
Surface area

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

5 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.

1/23/2017
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 5 years.

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Former name 0
Latitude 28
Longitude -97
NID ID (National ID) TX02034

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