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, Texas
Flood Control
Local government owned
Built in 1984

Paluxy River WS SCS Site 8 Dam is an earth dam built on the Hightower Creek River and is located in , Texas. It was built in 1984 for the purpose of flood control.

The dam is owned by the local government.

Location
Paluxy River WS SCS Site 8 Dam
, Texas, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Flood control
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Cross Timbers Swcd, Erath County,
Owner
Local government

Paluxy River WS SCS Site 8 Dam is owned by the local government.

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1984
Completed
USDA NRCS
Dam designer
Hightower Creek River
River built on
Paluxy River WS SCS Site 8 Dam was built in 1984.
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Summary
Dam length 1,915 feet
Dam height 40 feet
Structural height 45 feet
Hydraulic height 40 feet
Max storage 979 acre feet
Normal storage 80 acre feet
Surface area 13 acres
Drainage area 2 square miles
1,915 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.

40 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.

45 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.

40 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.

979 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.

80 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.

13 acres
Surface area

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

2 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.

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Former name 0
Latitude 32
Longitude -98
NID ID (National ID) TX06654

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