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Crystal City, Texas
Irrigation
Local government owned
Built in 1947

Upper Nueces Lake Dam is an earth dam built on the Nueces River and is located in Crystal City, Texas. It was built in 1947 and modified in 1990O for the purpose of irrigation.

The dam is owned by the local government.

Location
Upper Nueces Lake Dam
Crystal City, Texas, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Irrigation
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Zavala Dimmit CO Wid 1
Owner
Local government

Upper Nueces Lake Dam is owned by the local government.

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1947
Completed
1990O
Modified
J. M. Jowers;J M. Jowers
Dam designer
Nueces River
River built on
Upper Nueces Lake Dam was built in 1947 and modified in 1990O.
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Summary
Dam length 612 feet
Dam height 60 feet
Structural height 60 feet
Hydraulic height 60 feet
Max discharge 3,648 cubic feet per second
Max storage 10,350 acre feet
Normal storage 7,590 acre feet
Surface area 316 acres
612 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.

60 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.

60 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.

60 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.

3,648 cubic feet per second
Max discharge

Number of cubic feet per second the spillway is capable of discharging when the reservoir is at its maximum designed water surface elevation.

10,350 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.

7,590 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.

316 acres
Surface area

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

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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.

2/10/2016
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 5 years.

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Distance to nearest town (miles) 6
Latitude 28
Longitude -99
NID ID (National ID) TX01802

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