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Available Parameters
62614 Elevation, lake/res, NGVD29(Max.,Min.,Mean)  
62615 Elevation, lake/res, NAVD88(Mean)  

Water year 2021: 2020-10-01 to 2021-09-30

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2021
07312380 North Fork Buffalo Creek Reservoir near Iowa Park, TX
LOCATION - Lat 33°59'12", long 98°45'06" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Wichita County, TX, Hydrologic Unit 11130206, on south bank near right end of dam on North Fork Buffalo Creek, 5.0 mi northwest of Iowa park.
PERIOD OF RECORD - Oct. 1998 to Sept. 2002 (daily mean contents), Oct. 2002 to current year (daily mean elevation).

Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is NAVD 88 as of Jul. 01, 2018. Datum of gage prior to that was NGVD of 1929. Satellite telemeter at station.

COOPERATION - Capacity curve from city of Iowa Park.
REMARKS - The lake is formed by a rolled earthfill dam 4,452 feet long. The dam was completed in Nov. 1964 and storage began shortly thereafter. The lake is owned by the city of Iowa Park, for municipal supply. The capacity curve was developed by Freese and Nichols Inc. Data regarding the dam are given in the following table:
                                              Elevation (feet)
Top of dam ........................................  1,054.8
Crest of spillway .................................  1,047.9
Emergency spillway.................................  1,051.3
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Oct. 1998 to Sept. 2002: Maximum contents, 4,950 acre-ft, May 6, 7, 2001; minimum contents, 728 acre-ft, Oct. 13, 2000. Oct. 1998 to current year: maximum elevation, 1,048.49 ft, May 24, 2020; minimum elevation, 1,024.16 ft, May 20, 2014.