USGS Station 08093350
AQUILLA LAKE ABOVE AQUILLA, TX

BRAZOS RIVER BASIN

Flood-hydrograph partial-record station
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1995 Station Data Pages (8.1 Kb ASCII) taken from 'Water Resources Data Texas, Water Year 1995'

LOCATION
Lat 31°53'59", long 97°12'09", Hill County, Hydrologic Unit 12060202, 450 ft upstream from Farm Road 310 that runs along top of Aquilla Dam on Aquilla Creek, and 3.4 miles north-northeast of Aquilla. You can obtain a Map of the Site from the Xerox PARC Map Viewer
DRAINAGE AREA
255 mi².
PERIOD OF RECORD
October 1983 to current year. Water Quality records.--Chemical and biochemical analyses: February 1984 to July 1992.
GAGE
Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is sea level.
REMARKS FOR 1995 WATER YEAR DATA
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:
                                          Elevation       Capacity
                                            (feet)        (acre-ft)
   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
COOPERATION
Records of elevations and contents furnished by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and reviewed by the U.S. Geological Survey.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD
Maximum contents, 119,000 acre-ft, Dec. 23, 1991 (elevation, 551.89 ft); minimum observed, 4,600 acre-ft Oct. 6-10, 1983 (elevation, 511.31 ft Oct. 6, 7, 9, 10 and 511.30 ft Oct. 8).

This document was updated 06/15/1996.