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Water-Year Summary for Site 08063600

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

Water year 2020: 2019-10-01 to 2020-09-30
 

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2020
08063600 Lake Waxahachie near Waxahachie, TX
LOCATION - Lat 32°20'30", long 96°48'18" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Ellis County, TX, Hydrologic Unit 12030109, on pump intake structure, approximately 3.9 mi south of Waxahachie and 10.5 mi northwest of Ennis.
DRAINAGE AREA - 30 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 NGVD of 1929. Satellite telemeter at station.
REMARKS - The lake is formed by a rolled earthfill dam 3,200 ft long. The dam was completed Dec. 1, 1956. A 300 ft wide spillway has been cut through natural ground. The dam was built by the City of Waxahachie to impound water for municipal use. Data regarding the dam are given in the following table:
                                                                              Elevation (feet)
Top of dam............................................................          543.0
Crest of spillway.....................................................          531.5
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum contents, 15,380 acre-ft, Apr. 3, 1999, elevation, 531.96 ft; maximum elevation, 534.67 ft, Mar. 31, 2007; minimum contents, 10,620 acre-ft, Mar. 21, 2000, elevation, 526.88 ft; minimum elevation, 525.01 ft, Oct. 3, 2011.