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Texas
Privately owned
Built in 1965

Operating Basins 1-5 Dam is an earth dam built on the Off Ch-West Coloma Creek River and is located in Texas. It was built in 1965 .

The dam is privately owned by Union Carbide Corporation. The dam used to be known as Operating Basin NO 5 Levee;Operating Basins 1-5 Levee;Operating Basin NO 5 Levee.

Location
Operating Basins 1-5 Dam
Texas, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Other
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Union Carbide Corporation
Owner
Private

Operating Basins 1-5 Dam is privately owned by Union Carbide Corporation.

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1965
Completed
Lockwood Andrews & Newman
Dam designer
Off Ch-West Coloma Creek River
River built on
Operating Basins 1-5 Dam was built in 1965.
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Summary
Dam length 24,890 feet
Dam height 12 feet
Structural height 12 feet
Hydraulic height 12 feet
Max storage 5,702 acre feet
Normal storage 3,810 acre feet
Surface area 543 acres
Drainage area 1 square miles
24,890 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.

12 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.

12 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.

12 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.

5,702 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.

3,810 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.

543 acres
Surface area

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

1 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.

12/19/2016
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 5 years.

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Former name Operating Basin NO 5 Levee;Operating Basins 1-5 Levee;Operating Basin NO 5 Levee
Latitude 28
Longitude -96
NID ID (National ID) TX04743

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