Whitney Lk nr Whitney

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Whitney Lake, located in Whitney, Texas, is a man-made lake created in 1951 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for flood control, water supply, and recreation. The lake's hydrology is primarily influenced by the Brazos River and has a surface area of over 23,500 acres. Whitney Lake provides water supply for irrigation and livestock, as well as recreational activities such as fishing, boating, and camping. The lake's watershed area includes significant agricultural land, and the reservoir's water is used for irrigation by farmers within the region. Whitney Lake also receives significant snowpack from the surrounding areas, which contributes to the lake's water supply. The lake plays an essential role in the economy and recreation of the surrounding communities.

June 15, 2024







Lake Or Reservoir Water Surface Elevation Above Ngvd 1929, Ft 24hr Change -0.06%
Percent of Normal 100%
Minimum 516.71 ft
Maximum 561.3 ft
Average 533 ft
Dam_Height 159
Hydraulic_Height 148
Drainage_Area 17656
Year_Completed 1951
Nid_Storage 2100400
Structural_Height 166
Foundations Rock, Soil
Surface_Area 23560
Hazard_Potential High
River_Or_Stream BRAZOS RIVER
Dam_Length 7538
Primary_Dam_Type Earth
Nid_Height 166

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