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Alice, Texas
Local government owned
Built in 1965

Lake Findley Dam is an earth dam built on the Chiltipin Creek River and is located in Alice, Texas. It was built in 1965 .

The dam is owned by the local government. The dam used to be known as Lake Alice Dam.

Location
Lake Findley Dam
Alice, Texas, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Other
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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City of Alice
Owner
Local government

Lake Findley Dam is owned by the local government.

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1965
Completed
Lockwood Andrews & Newnam
Dam designer
Chiltipin Creek River
River built on
Lake Findley Dam was built in 1965.
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Summary
Dam length 14,358 feet
Dam height 20 feet
Structural height 20 feet
Hydraulic height 17 feet
Max discharge 203,508 cubic feet per second
Max storage 7,316 acre feet
Normal storage 2,780 acre feet
Surface area 637 acres
Drainage area 152 square miles
14,358 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.

20 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.

20 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.

17 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.

203,508 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.

7,316 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.

2,780 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.

637 acres
Surface area

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

152 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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Former name Lake Alice Dam
Distance to nearest town (miles) 2
Latitude 27
Longitude -98
NID ID (National ID) TX03896
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