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Available Parameters
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
08092500 Whitney Lake near Whitney, TX
LOCATION - Lat 31°51'55", long 97°22'18" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Bosque County, TX, Hydrologic Unit 12060202, on State Highway 22, in intake structure of Whitney Dam on Brazos River, 2.4 mi upstream from Coon Creek, 3.5 mi upstream from Iron Creek, 7.4 mi southwest of Whitney, and at mile 442.4.
DRAINAGE AREA - 27,189 mi² of which 9,566 mi² probably is noncontributing.
REVISIONS HISTORY - WDR TX-76-2: Drainage area.
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - Jan. 1952 to Sept. 2000 (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers furnished contents), Oct. 2000 to Sept. 2002 (contents), Oct. 2002 to current year. Prior to Oct. 1970, published as "Whitney Reservoir". Oct. 1979 to Sept. 2004, published as "Lake Whitney". PERIOD OF RECORD, Water-Quality.-- CHEMICAL DATA: Jan. 1975 to Sept. 1977. BIOCHEMICAL DATA: Jan. 1975 to Sept. 1977.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is NGVD of 1929 (levels by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers). Satellite telemeter at station.
REMARKS - Some records listed in the "Period of Record" for surface water and water quality may not be available electronically. The lake is formed by a concrete-gravity and rolled earthfill dam 17,695 ft long, including spillway. The dam was completed in Apr. 1951, and deliberate impoundment began Dec. 10, 1951. Concrete spillway is 680 ft long and includes 17 tainter gates 38 by 40 ft each. Outlet works are comprised of 16 gate-operated conduits that are 5 by 9 ft each. The space between elevations 522.0 and 571.0 ft is reserved for flood-control storage. At maximum design elevation of 573.0 ft the spillway is designed to discharge 684,000 ft³/s. Data regarding the dam are given in the following table:
                                                                              Elevation (feet)
Top of dam............................................................          584.0
Design flood..........................................................          573.0
Top of gates..........................................................          571.0
Crest of spillway (sill of gates).....................................          533.0
Top of conservation pool (top of designated power storage)............          533.0
Lowest controlled outlet (invert).....................................          448.8
Water-quality records available from Sept. 1970 to Oct. 2006 were published separately as:
Site ID                Site name
315203097222601  Whitney Lk Site AC nr Whitney, TX
315214097222001  Whitney Lk Site AL nr Whitney, TX
315308097222801  Whitney Lk Site BC nr Whitney, TX
315432097234601  Whitney Lk Site CC nr Whitney, TX
315722097240201  Whitney Lk Site DC nr Whitney, TX
315943097244101  Whitney Lk Site EC nr Whitney, TX
320122097260901  Whitney Lk Site FC nr Whitney, TX
320124097291101  Whitney Lk Site GC nr Whitney, TX
315357097223901  Whitney Lk Site P1 nr Whitney, TX
315501097250201  Whitney Lk Site P2 nr Whitney, TX
315600097261801  Whitney Lk Site P3 nr Whitney, TX
315650097245901  Whitney Lk Site P4 nr Whitney, TX
315729097253701  Whitney Lk Site P5 nr Whitney, TX
315906097225001  Whitney Lk Site P6 nr Whitney, TX
315907097222801  Whitney Lk Site P7 nr Whitney, TX
320011097262201  Whitney Lk Site P8 nr Whitney, TX
320142097253201  Whitney Lk Site P9 nr Whitney, TX
320148097292101  Whitney Lk Site P10 nr Whitney, TX
320401097291301  Whitney Lk Site P11 nr Whitney, TX
320509097275901  Whitney Lk Site P12 nr Whitney, TX
320619097285201  Whitney Lk Site P13 nr Whitney, TX
320721097293301  Whitney Lk Site P14 nr Whitney, TX
315500097204001  Whitney Lk Site P15 nr Whitney, TX
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum contents, 1,980,000 acre-ft, May 29, 1957, elevation, 570.25 ft; minimum since power pool elevation first reached in Apr. 1954, 250,200 acre-ft, Nov. 1, 1956, elevation 509.52 ft.
WATER-QUALITY RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - CHEMICAL DATA: Sept. 1970 to Aug. 1987, Feb. 1999 to Aug. 2004. BIOCHEMICAL DATA: Sept. 1970 to Aug. 1987, Feb. 1999 to Aug. 2004. PESTICIDE DATA: Aug. 1999 to Aug. 2004. RADIOCHEMICAL DATA: Jan. 1981 to May 1981. SEDIMENT CHEMISTRY DATA: Apr. 2003.
REMARKS - Beginning in the 2006 Water Year, water-quality data published with this site are now published as: 315203097222601 Lk Whitney Site AC