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Brownsville, Texas
Irrigation
Local government owned
Built in 1914

Main Reservoir Levee Dam is an earth dam built on the Off Ch-Resaca DE LA Palma River and is located in Brownsville, Texas. It was built in 1914 for the purpose of irrigation.

The dam is owned by the local government.

Location
Main Reservoir Levee Dam
Brownsville, Texas, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Irrigation
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Cameron County Wcid 6
Owner
Local government

Main Reservoir Levee Dam is owned by the local government.

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1914
Completed
Off Ch-Resaca DE LA Palma River
River built on
Main Reservoir Levee Dam was built in 1914.
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Summary
Dam length 20,000 feet
Dam height 9 feet
Structural height 9 feet
Hydraulic height 9 feet
Max storage 4,500 acre feet
Normal storage 4,014 acre feet
Surface area 575 acres
Drainage area 9 square miles
20,000 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.

9 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.

9 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.

9 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.

4,500 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.

4,014 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.

575 acres
Surface area

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

9 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

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.

2/1/1990
Most recent inspection date

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Distance to nearest town (miles) 5
Latitude 25
Longitude -97
NID ID (National ID) TX04064

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