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Texas
Recreation
Built in 1956

KWW Ranch Lake NO 1 Dam is an earth dam built on the Walter Creek River and is located in Texas. It was built in 1956 for the purpose of recreation.

Location
KWW Ranch Lake NO 1 Dam
Texas, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Recreation
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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KWW Ranches Ltd, Cordillera Ranch LTD,
Owner
Other

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1956
Completed
W. E. Simpson
Dam designer
Walter Creek River
River built on
KWW Ranch Lake NO 1 Dam was built in 1956.
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Summary
Dam length 410 feet
Dam height 39 feet
Structural height 39 feet
Hydraulic height 39 feet
Max discharge 1 cubic feet per second
Max storage 1,170 acre feet
Normal storage 600 acre feet
Surface area 48 acres
Drainage area 6 square miles
410 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.

39 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.

39 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.

39 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.

1 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.

1,170 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.

600 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.

48 acres
Surface area

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

6 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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Downstream potential hazard

No 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.

7/15/2014
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 5 years.

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Latitude 29
Longitude -98
NID ID (National ID) TX02726

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