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Water-Year Summary for Site 08045800

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Water year 2018: 2018-10-01 to 2019-09-30
 

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2018
08045800 Lake Weatherford near Weatherford, TX
LOCATION - Lat 32°46'21", long 97°40'28" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Parker County, TX, Hydrologic Unit 12030102, in pumphouse 168 ft upstream from right end of dam on Clear Fork Trinity River, 2.4 mi downstream from Hays Branch, 3.9 mi upstream from Squaw Creek, and 7.3 mi east of Weatherford.
DRAINAGE AREA - 109 mi².
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - June 1976 to May 1980, Aug. 1998 to Sept. 2002 (contents), Oct. 2002 to current year. PERIOD OF RECORD, Water-Quality.-- CHEMICAL DATA: July 1979, Mar. 1987. BIOCHEMICAL DATA: Mar. 1987.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is NGVD of 1929. 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 4,055 ft long. The dam was completed and deliberate impoundment began in Mar. 1957. The service spillway is a semi-circular drop inlet with a crest length of 162 ft located 550 ft to the right of the pumphouse. The drop inlet discharges into a 9 x 9 ft concrete conduit that extends 425 ft under the dam. The emergency spillway is an uncontrolled excavated split-level cut channel located at the right end of the dam. The low-flow outlet works consist of an 18 in diameter concrete pipe with a valve control assembly. Data regarding the dam are given in the following table:
                                                                              Elevation (feet)
Top of dam............................................................          914.0
Crest of Spillway.....................................................          903.0
Invert of drop inlet (spillway).......................................          896.0
Invert of lowest gated outlet pipe....................................          857.0
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum contents, 23,560 acre-ft, Mar. 27, 1977, elevation, 899.65 ft, from floodmark; minimum contents, 12,880 acre-ft, Jan. 9, 10, 1979, elevation, 889.99 ft; minimum elevation, 886.40 ft, Aug. 27, 2006.