Barker Res nr Addicks

Reservoir Levels Weather Hydrology

Barker Reservoir, located in Addicks, Texas, was constructed in the 1940s by the US Army Corps of Engineers to control flooding in the Buffalo Bayou watershed. The hydrology of the reservoir is mainly influenced by rainfall and the flow of water from upstream. The reservoir has a capacity of 205,000 acre-feet and covers an area of 26,000 acres. The surface flow of water in the reservoir is mainly provided by the Buffalo Bayou, which is a primary source of drinking water for the Houston metropolitan area. There is no snowpack in this region. The reservoir is primarily used for flood control, but it also serves as a source of irrigation for agricultural purposes and is a popular recreational area for fishing and boating.

May 21, 2024







24hr Change None%
Percent of Normal None%
Minimum 0.01
Maximum 0.27
Dam_Height 36.5
Hydraulic_Height 33
Drainage_Area 130
Year_Completed 1945
Nid_Storage 209000
Structural_Height 36.5
Primary_Dam_Type Gravity
Foundations Soil
Surface_Area 1
Outlet_Gates Slide (sluice gate) - 0
Dam_Length 71900
Hazard_Potential High
Nid_Height 37

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