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62614 Elevation, lake/res, NGVD29(Max.,Min.,Mean)  

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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2021
08062730 New Terrell City Lake near Terrell, TX
LOCATION - Lat 32°43'42", long 96°10'24" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Kaufman County, TX, Hydrologic Unit 12030107, on Muddy Cedar Creek, approximately 1.0 mi northwest of Elmo, and 5.0 mi east of Terrell.
DRAINAGE AREA - 14.3 mi².
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - Apr. 1999 to Sept. 2002 (contents), Oct. 2002 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 0.00 ft above NGVD of 1929 and 0.19 ft below NAVD of 1988. Satellite telemeter at station.
REMARKS - Some records listed in the "Period of Record" for surface water may not be available electronically. The lake is formed by an earthfill embankment 4,700 ft long. The dam was begun in Feb. 1955 and completed in Nov. of the same year. Deliberate impoundment began when the construction was completed but the lake did not fill until May 1957. A 40 foot uncontrolled concrete weir spillway and chute are located near the left (east) end of the embankment. The emergency spillway is an earth trench cut through natural ground and is located at the right (west) end of the embankment. The dam was built by the City of Terrell to impound water for municipal use. Data regarding the dam are given in the following table:
                                                                              Elevation (feet)
Top of dam............................................................          514.2
Crest of emergency spillway...........................................          508.8
Crest of spillway.....................................................          507.0
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum contents, 11,840 acre-ft, June 10, 2002, elevation, 507.31 ft; maximum elevation, 507.40 ft, Oct. 13, 2009; minimum contents, 3,800 acre-ft, Apr. 30, 2000, elevation, 497.29 ft; minimum elevation, 492.79 ft, Oct. 23, 2005.