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Water-Year Summary for Site 08084500

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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2020
08084500 Lake Stamford near Haskell, TX
LOCATION - Lat 33°03'45", long 99°34'45" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Haskell County, TX, Hydrologic Unit 12060103, inside the City of Stamford pumping station at Lake Stamford on Paint Creek, 0.9 mi upstream from right end of dam, 2.3 mi upstream from California Creek, 10.0 mi southeast of Haskell, and 22.3 mi upstream from mouth.
DRAINAGE AREA - 368 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WDR TX-77-2: Drainage area.
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - July 1953 to Sept. 1986, Feb. 1999 to Sept. 2002 (contents), Oct. 2002 to current year. PERIOD OF RECORD, Water-Quality.-- CHEMICAL DATA: Aug. 1965, Mar. 1970 to July 1984.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is NGVD of 1929. Prior to October 1986, nonrecording gage at site on left bank, 1.0 mi upstream from dam at datum 2.77 ft lower. Satellite telemeter at station.
COOPERATION - Records of diversions may be obtained from the City of Stamford.
REMARKS - The lake is formed by a rolled earthfill dam 3,600 ft long. The dam was completed in Mar. 1953, and deliberate impoundment began in June 1953. The right spillway is an uncontrolled natural channel located near the right end of dam. The left spillway is an uncontrolled channel excavated through natural ground, 169 ft wide, located 900 ft to left of left end of dam. The service outlet is a controlled 24-inch diameter concrete pipe that is used for low-flow releases. Capacity table in use when station was discontinued in September 1986 was based on sedimentation survey of 1966. The dam is owned by the City of Stamford. Water is diverted for municipal supply for the cities of Stamford and Hamlin. Data regarding the dam are given in the following table:
                                                                              Elevation (feet)
Top of dam............................................................         1,436.8
Crest of emergency spillway...........................................         1,425.8
Crest of service spillway.............................................         1,417.0
Lowest gated outlet (invert)..........................................         1,382.8
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - July 1953 to Sept. 1986, Feb. 1999 to Sept. 2002: Maximum contents observed, 103,700 acre-ft, Aug. 5, 1978; minimum contents, 6,740 acre-ft, Oct. 15, 2000; July 1953 to Sept. 1986, Feb. 1999 to current year: Maximum elevation, 1,426.18 ft, Aug. 17, 2005; minimum elevation, 1,399.39 ft, Feb. 22, 26, 27, 2015 & April 13, 2015.