The lake is formed by an earthfill dam with a crest length
of 11,890 ft and a top width of 38.0 ft. A reinforced
concrete inlet structure, near center of dam, houses the
flood-control gates and operating equipment. Closure of
the dam began Mar. 20, 1982, and the dam was completed in
January 1983. The dam was built and is owned by the U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers. Deliberate impoundment began Apr.
29, 1983. The lake was built for water supply, flood
control, and recreation purposes. Figures given herein
represent total contents. Data regarding the dam and lake
are given in the following table:
Top of dam..................... 582.5 -
Spillway crest (uncontrolled).. 564.5 213,700
Top of flood-control pool...... 556.0 146,000
Top of conservation pool....... 537.5 52,400
Invert, lowest gated outlet.... 503.0 932