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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2018
08090700 Lake Mineral Wells near Mineral Wells, TX
LOCATION - Lat 32°49'00", long 98°02'30" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Parker County, TX, Hydrologic Unit 12060201, on left bank upstream of left end of dam near boat ramp in Lake Mineral Wells State Park, and 1.0 mi north of U.S. Hwy 180 on east side of Mineral Wells.
PERIOD OF RECORD - Feb. 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 1,760 ft long. There is a 1,145 ft-wide uncontrolled spillway. The dam was built by the City of Mineral Wells and was completed in 1920. The dam is owned by the Palo Pinto County Municipal Water District. Water is used for municipal, industrial, and recreational uses. Data regarding the dam are given in the following table:
                                           Elevation (feet)
Top of Dam..............................          873.9
Conservation pool elevation.............          863.4
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum contents, 6,360 acre-ft, Feb. 16, 2001, elevation, 864.66 ft; minimum contents, 3,870 acre-ft, Mar. 1, 2, 2000, elevation, 858.97 ft; maximum elevation, 866.40 ft, Mar. 8, 2016; minimum elevation, 854.94 ft, Sept. 30, 2014.