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Martindale, Texas
Hydroelectric
Privately owned
Built in 1892

Martindale Gin Dam is a rockfill dam built on the San Marcos River and is located in Martindale, Texas. It was built in 1892 for the purpose of hydroelectric.

The dam is privately owned by Hydraco Power Inc.

Location
Martindale Gin Dam
Martindale, Texas, U.S.
Dam type
Rockfill
Dam type
Hydroelectric
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Hydraco Power Inc
Owner
Private

Martindale Gin Dam is privately owned by Hydraco Power Inc.

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1892
Completed
San Marcos River
River built on
Martindale Gin Dam was built in 1892.
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Summary
Dam length 304 feet
Dam height 10 feet
Structural height 10 feet
Hydraulic height 10 feet
Max storage 60 acre feet
Normal storage 60 acre feet
304 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.

10 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.

10 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.

10 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.

60 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.

60 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.

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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.

4/11/1985
Most recent inspection date

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Latitude 29
Longitude -97
NID ID (National ID) TX05883

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