Warning: Javascript must be enabled to use all the features on this page!


Page Loading - Please Wait...

Click to hideNews Bulletins

Water-Year Summary for Site 08040000

Click to hide Water-Year Summary instructions and information
  • Water-Year Summary reports summarize a year of hydrologic data in a printer-friendly format.
  • For water years 2014 onward, choose a water year and parameter and an on-demand Water-Year Summary report will be generated.
  • For water years 2006 through 2013, choose a water year and an Annual Water Data Report will be provided.
  • For water years 2005 and earlier, Annual Water Data Reports may be available in digital format.
  • Not all sites have reports available for every water year.
Available Parameters
62614 Elevation, lake/res,(Max.,Min.,Mean)  

Water year 2017: 2017-10-01 to 2018-09-30
 

Print this page
USGS Water-Year Summary 2017
08040000 B.A. Steinhagen Lake at Town Bluff, TX
LOCATION - Lat 30°47'43", long 94°10'48" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Tyler County, TX, Hydrologic Unit 12020003, near right bank 70 ft upstream from outlet structure of Town Bluff Dam on Neches River, 0.4 mi north of Town Bluff and at mile 113.7.
DRAINAGE AREA - 7,573 mi².
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - Apr. 1951 to Oct. 2000 (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers furnished contents). Oct. 2000 to Sept. 2002 (daily mean contents). Oct. 2002 to current year. Prior to Oct. 1967, published as "Dam B Reservoir at Town Bluff".
REVISED RECORDS - WSP 1732: Drainage area.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is NGVD of 1929. Prior to Oct. 25, 1954, at site 490 ft upstream at same datum. Satellite telemeter at station.
REMARKS - Some records listed in the "Period of Record" for surface water and water quality may not be available electronically. The lake is formed by a rolled earthfill dam with concrete spillway sections. The total length of dam is 6,698 ft, including a concrete spillway and nonoverflow section. Deliberate impoundment of water began Apr. 16, 1951, and the dam was completed in June 1951. The uncontrolled spillway is 6,100 ft long. A 326-foot-long gated service spillway with six 40.0- x 35.0-foot tainter gates is located near right end of dam. The capacity of the spillways at maximum flood design is 218,300 ft³/s. The capacity table is based on a survey made in 1945. The dam is owned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The water is used for industrial, municipal and irrigation supplies. Conservation pool storage is 69,700 acre-ft. Data regarding the dam are given in the following table:
                                                                              Elevation (feet)
Top of dam (nonoverflow)..............................................          95.0
Design flood..........................................................          93.0
Crest of uncontrolled spillway (top of tainter gates).................          85.0
Top of conservation pool..............................................          81.0
Bottom of tainter gates (sill)........................................          50.0
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum contents, 128,400 acre-ft, May 22, 1953 elevation, 85.21 ft; no storage Sept. 18 to Oct. 13, 1954.