Waco Lk nr Waco

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Waco Lake is an artificial reservoir located in McLennan County, Texas, created by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to control flooding along the Brazos River. Construction began in 1958 and was completed in 1965. The lake has a capacity of 167,900 acre-feet and covers 8,465 acres. The hydrology of Waco Lake is primarily influenced by the Brazos River, which feeds into the lake. The surface flow of the lake is controlled by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, who release water downstream as needed. Waco Lake also provides water for irrigation to agricultural areas in the region. Additionally, the lake is a popular recreational destination for boating, fishing, and camping, with several parks and campgrounds situated along its shores. The region generally sees low snowpack, with little impact on the lake's hydrology.

June 13, 2024







Lake Or Reservoir Water Surface Elevation Above Navd 1988, Ft 24hr Change -0.08%
Percent of Normal 100%
Minimum 450.29 ft
Maximum 484.59 ft
Average 464 ft
Dam_Height 140
Hydraulic_Height 135
Drainage_Area 1670
Year_Completed 1965
Nid_Storage 969000
Structural_Height 145
River_Or_Stream BOSQUE RIVER
Primary_Dam_Type Earth
Foundations Rock, Soil
Surface_Area 7270
Hazard_Potential High
Dam_Length 17400
Nid_Height 145

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