NATURAL DAM SALT LK NR BIG SPRING

Reservoir Levels Weather Hydrology


RESERVOIR TEXAS

Natural Dam Salt Lk Nr Big Spring


April 16, 2024

2,447 ft

The Natural Dam Salt Lake near Big Spring, TX has a rich history and is a unique hydrologic feature. It is believed to have formed when a massive rockslide dammed a small creek, creating a lake that is fed by underground springs. The lake is known for its high salt content and is an important source of salt for local agricultural and industrial uses. Surface flow into the lake is limited, but snowpack from winter storms contributes to its water levels. The lake is also a popular recreational destination for fishing and boating, and its shores are home to diverse wildlife such as waterfowl, deer, and coyotes. However, in recent years, the lake has faced challenges due to drought and contamination.



Geolocation -101.630, 32.218
Elevation 2,450.06 ft
Lake Or Reservoir Water Surface Elevation Above Ngvd 1929, Ft 24hr Change 0%
Percent of Normal None%
Minimum 2,447.27 ft
2018-06-20
Maximum 2,447.65 ft
2021-05-09
Average 2,447 ft
Dam_Height 47
Hydraulic_Height 46
Drainage_Area 485
Years_Modified 1986 - Other, 1989 - Other
Year_Completed 1957
Nid_Storage 207265
Structural_Height 47
Foundations Rock, Soil
Surface_Area 3710
Hazard_Potential Not Available
Outlet_Gates Uncontrolled - 2
River_Or_Stream SULPHUR SPRINGS DRAW OF BEALS CREEK
Dam_Length 1750
Primary_Dam_Type Earth
Nid_Height 47

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LAKE OR RESERVOIR WATER SURFACE ELEVATION ABOVE NGVD 1929, FT

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