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Abilene, Texas
Local government owned
Built in 1900

Lytle Lake Dam is an earth dam built on the Lytle Creek River and is located in Abilene, Texas. It was built in 1900 .

The dam is owned by the local government.

Location
Lytle Lake Dam
Abilene, Texas, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Other
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Lytle Lake Water Control and Improvement District
Owner
Local government

Lytle Lake Dam is owned by the local government.

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1900
Completed
Lytle Creek River
River built on
Lytle Lake Dam was built in 1900.
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Summary
Dam length 1,680 feet
Dam height 30 feet
Structural height 30 feet
Hydraulic height 30 feet
Max discharge 31,884 cubic feet per second
Max storage 4,375 acre feet
Normal storage 1,788 acre feet
Surface area 171 acres
Drainage area 59 square miles
1,680 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.

30 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.

30 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.

30 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.

31,884 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.

4,375 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.

1,788 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.

171 acres
Surface area

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

59 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

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.

7/22/2015
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 5 years.

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Distance to nearest town (miles) 0
Latitude 32
Longitude -99
NID ID (National ID) TX02705

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