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

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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2021
08123755 Moss Creek Lake near Coahoma, TX
LOCATION - Lat 32°14'37", long 101°18'41" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Howard County, TX, Hydrologic Unit 12080007, 195 ft left of service outlet structure at Moss Creek Dam on Moss Creek, 1.4 mi upstream from mouth, 3.4 mi south of Coahoma, and 7.4 mi east of Big Spring.
DRAINAGE AREA - 26 mi².
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
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.
COOPERATION - Records of diversions may be obtained from the Colorado River Municipal Water District.
REMARKS - The lake is formed by a rolled earth-fill dam 2,450 ft. long. The dam was completed in 1939. The dam and reservoir are owned by the city of Big Spring. The city of Big Spring operates the reservoir for recreational purposes. The Colorado River Municipal Water District owns the water rights for municipal and industrial use. The uncontrolled south emergency spillway is 250 ft. wide through natural ground at right end of dam. The uncontrolled north emergency spillway is 400 ft. wide with concrete sill at left end of dam. The service spillway is gate operated with a rectangular shaped inlet feeding into a pipe fitted inside the west conduit. Data regarding the dam are given in the following table:
                                                                              Elevation (feet)
Top of dam............................................................         2,343.5
Crest of south emergency spillway.....................................         2,338.7
Crest of north emergency spillway.....................................         2,337.5
Crest of service outlet...............................................         2,330.5
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Feb. 1999 to Sept. 2002: Maximum contents, 4,090 acre-ft., Mar. 23, 2000; minimum contents, 536 acre-ft., Sept. 21, 2001; Feb. 1999 to current year: Maximum elevation, 2,340.86 ft., Mar. 23, 2000; Lake dry Jan. 1, 2019 to March 10, 2019 (minimum elevation not determined), minimum recorded elevation, 2,306.78 ft., Dec. 14, 2012.