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Texas
Irrigation
Privately owned
Built in 1962

Griffin Lake Dam is an earth dam built on the Double Spring Branch River and is located in Texas. It was built in 1962 for the purpose of irrigation.

The dam is privately owned by Chap Griffin.

Location
Griffin Lake Dam
Texas, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Irrigation
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Chap Griffin
Owner
Private

Griffin Lake Dam is privately owned by Chap Griffin.

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1962
Completed
Double Spring Branch River
River built on
Griffin Lake Dam was built in 1962.
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Summary
Dam height 16 feet
Structural height 16 feet
Hydraulic height 16 feet
Max storage 120 acre feet
Normal storage 100 acre feet
Surface area 15 acres
16 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.

16 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.

16 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.

120 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.

100 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.

15 acres
Surface area

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

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Not available
Downstream potential hazard

Not required
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.

3/8/1984
Most recent inspection date

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Latitude 31
Longitude -94
NID ID (National ID) TX03553

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