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Texas
Local government owned
Built in 1971

Trinity Bay Salt Water Barrier Dam is a concrete dam built on the Elm Bayou River and is located in Texas. It was built in 1971 .

The dam is owned by the local government.

Location
Trinity Bay Salt Water Barrier Dam
Texas, U.S.
Dam type
Concrete
Dam type
Other
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Trinity Bay Conservation District
Owner
Local government

Trinity Bay Salt Water Barrier Dam is owned by the local government.

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1971
Completed
Elm Bayou River
River built on
Trinity Bay Salt Water Barrier Dam was built in 1971.
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Summary
Dam length 1,050 feet
Dam height 13 feet
Structural height 40 feet
Hydraulic height 13 feet
Max storage 500 acre feet
Normal storage 220 acre feet
1,050 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.

13 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.

40 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.

13 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.

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.

220 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.

12/17/1976
Most recent inspection date

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Latitude 29
Longitude -94
NID ID (National ID) TX06870
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