Palo Duro Res nr Spearman

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Palo Duro Reservoir is located in Spearman, Texas and was completed in 1962. The reservoir has a capacity of 60,000 acre-feet and is used for irrigation, municipal water supply, and recreation. The primary water source for the reservoir is surface water runoff from the surrounding area, with additional water coming from snowpack in the winter months. The reservoir is managed by the Canadian River Municipal Water Authority and provides water to 11 member cities. The reservoir’s recreational uses include fishing, boating, and camping. The surrounding agricultural land is used primarily for wheat, corn, and cotton production. The reservoir is a crucial water source for the region and plays an important role in supporting local agriculture and providing recreational opportunities for residents and visitors alike.

May 21, 2024







Lake Or Reservoir Water Surface Elevation Above Ngvd 1929, Ft 24hr Change 0%
Percent of Normal 100%
Minimum 2,825.94 ft
Maximum 2,879.46 ft
Average 2,837 ft
Dam_Height 128
Hydraulic_Height 128
Drainage_Area 614
Year_Completed 1991
Nid_Storage 278500
Structural_Height 139
Primary_Dam_Type Earth
Foundations Unlisted/Unknown
Surface_Area 2410
Outlet_Gates Uncontrolled - 2, Valve - 1
Dam_Length 3450
Hazard_Potential Not Available
Nid_Height 139

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