Buchanan Dam (Lake Buchanan)

Field Descriptions

Dam Name: Buchanan Dam
NID ID: TX00989
Longitude: -98.4183
Latitude: 30.7517
County: BURNET
River: COLORADO RIVER
State: TX
Nearest City: MARBLE FALLS
Distance: 20.00 miles
Owner Name: LOWER COLORADO RIVER AUTHORITY
Owner Type: State
Dam Designer: FREESE AND NICHOLS INC;FARGO ENGINEERING CO; FREESE AND NICHOLS INC;FARGO ENGINEERING CO
Private Dam? No
Core: Homogeneous Dam (Position)
Concrete (Type)
Known (Certainty)
Foundation: RSK
Purposes: Irrigation
Year Completed: 1937
Year Modified/Mod Type: 1994S
Dam Length: 10987 feet
Dam Height: 146 feet
Structural Height: 146 feet
Hydraulic Height: 146 feet
Maximum Discharge: 244000 cu ft/sec
Maximum Storage: 1180000 acre-feet
Normal Storage: 992000 acre-feet
Surface Area: 23060 acres
Drainage Area: 50 square miles
Hazard Potential: High
Emergency Action Plan? Yes
Inspection Date: 2010-06-29
Inspection Frequency: 5
State Regulated Dam? Yes
State Regulating Agency: TCEQ
Spillway Type: Uncontrolled
Spillway Width: 2666 feet
Outlet Gates: O3;V3;U1
Source Agency:

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