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Somerville, Texas
Privately owned
Built in 1962

Ward Lake Dam is an earth dam built on the Tr-Yegua Creek River and is located in Somerville, Texas. It was built in 1962 .

The dam is privately owned by JR Graves Trustee Estate.

Location
Ward Lake Dam
Somerville, Texas, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Other
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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JR Graves Trustee Estate
Owner
Private

Ward Lake Dam is privately owned by JR Graves Trustee Estate.

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1962
Completed
USDA NRCS
Dam designer
Tr-Yegua Creek River
River built on
Ward Lake Dam was built in 1962.
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Summary
Dam length 967 feet
Dam height 16 feet
Structural height 16 feet
Hydraulic height 16 feet
Max storage 262 acre feet
Normal storage 150 acre feet
Surface area 12 acres
967 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.

16 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.

16 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.

16 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.

262 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.

150 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.

12 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 30
Longitude -96
NID ID (National ID) TX00075

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