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Texas
Recreation
Privately owned
Built in 1966

Sims Lake Dam is an earth dam built on the Tr-Big Creek River and is located in Texas. It was built in 1966 for the purpose of recreation.

The dam is privately owned by John Sims Estate.

Location
Sims Lake Dam
Texas, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Recreation
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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John Sims Estate
Owner
Private

Sims Lake Dam is privately owned by John Sims Estate.

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1966
Completed
Tr-Big Creek River
River built on
Sims Lake Dam was built in 1966.
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Summary
Dam length 600 feet
Dam height 14 feet
Structural height 14 feet
Hydraulic height 14 feet
Max storage 100 acre feet
Normal storage 50 acre feet
Surface area 11 acres
600 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.

14 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.

14 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.

14 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.

100 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.

50 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.

11 acres
Surface area

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

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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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Latitude 31
Longitude -96
NID ID (National ID) TX01050

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