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00054 Reservoir storage(Max.,Min.,Mean)  
62614 Elevation, lake/res, NGVD29(Max.,Min.,Mean)  

Water year 2023: 2022-10-01 to 2023-09-30

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2023
08064550 Richland-Chambers Reservoir near Kerens, TX
LOCATION - Lat 32°02'25", long 96°12'23" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Navarro County, TX, Hydrologic Unit 12030109, on upper floor of pump house, on left bank of Chambers Creek arm of Richland-Chambers Reservoir, 7.0 mi south of intersection of State Highway 31 and Farm Road 309 in Kerens, and 8.6 mi upstream from dam on Richland Creek.
DRAINAGE AREA - 1,957 mi².
PERIOD OF RECORD - Nov. 1988 to current year. PERIOD OF RECORD, Water-Quality.-- CHEMICAL DATA: Sept. 1996. BIOLOGICAL DATA: Sept. 1996. PESTICIDE DATA: Sept. 1996. RADIOCHEMICAL DATA: Sept. 1996.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 0.70 ft above NGVD of 1929 (levels by Tarrant Regional Water District) and 0.10 ft above NAVD of 1988. To obtain elevations in NAVD of 1988, subtract 0.10 ft. Prior to Mar. 16, 2004, datum was NGVD of 1929. Satellite telemeter at station.
COOPERATION - Capacity Table No. 1-C was prepared by Freese and Nichols, consulting engineers for Tarrant Regional Water District. Capacity Table No. 2-C, provided by the Texas Water Development Board, was put into use Oct. 1, 1995. Capacity Table No. 3-C, from a survey performed by the Texas Water Development Board, was put into use beginning Oct. 1, 2009. Capacity Table No. 4, from a survey performed by the Texas Water Development Board, was put into use beginning Mar. 1, 2021.
REMARKS - Some records listed in the "Period of Record" for surface water and water quality may not be available electronically. The reservoir is formed by a rolled earthfill dam 31,000 ft long. Deliberate impoundment of water began July 14, 1987, and the dam was completed in Dec. 1988. A gated concrete spillway is located near the left end of dam. The spillway is 1,155 ft long and contains twenty-four 40- by 29.4-ft radial gates. The low flow outlet works consist of two 3- by 5-ft outlets at elevation 266.0 ft, one 1.5- by 2.5-ft outlet, and one 1- by 1-ft outlet at elevation 285.0 ft. Each of the low flow outlets are controlled by sluice gates. The dam is owned by the Tarrant Regional Water District, and was built for municipal and industrial water supply and for recreation. Flow from 464 mi² above the dam is controlled by Bardwell and Navarro Mills Lakes. Conservation pool storage is 1,112,763 acre-ft.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum contents, 1,267,000 acre-ft, Dec. 22, 1991, elevation 316.85 ft; maximum elevation, 317.68 ft, Oct. 24, 2015; minimum contents after initial filling, 707,800 acre-ft, Dec. 29, 2006, elevation, 303.59 ft.