recent changes

2013-06-19: The vertical datums of gauge, conservation pool and dead pool elevations for this lake have been adjusted to NGVD29+0.01ft.

Lake Buchanan is 36.5% full as of 2015-04-18

Date Percent Full Water Level
(ft)
Height Above Conservation Pool
(ft)
Reservoir Storage
(acre-ft)
Conservation Storage
(acre-ft)
Conservation Capacity
(acre-ft)
Surface Area
(acres)
Today 2015-04-18 36.5 988.23 -31.77 328,996 313,794 860,607 12,310
Yesterday 2015-04-17 36.4 988.21 -31.79 328,750 313,548 860,607 12,305
2 days ago 2015-04-16 36.4 988.19 -31.81 328,504 313,302 860,607 12,300
1 week ago 2015-04-11 36.4 988.16 -31.84 328,135 312,934 860,607 12,292
1 month ago 2015-03-18 35.4 987.51 -32.49 320,199 304,998 860,607 12,129
3 months ago 2015-01-18 34.3 986.69 -33.31 310,336 295,134 860,607 11,927
6 months ago 2014-10-18 35.7 986.40 -31.60 306,888 291,686 816,904 11,853
1 year ago 2014-04-18 36.9 988.52 -31.48 332,577 317,376 860,607 12,384
*

Percent Full is based on Conservation Storage and Conservation Capacity.

Additional Information

Impoundment date 1938-01-01
Vertical datum NGVD29 +0.01
Gauge LCRA:1995
Conservation pool elevation
ending 1990-03-08
1020.5 ft above NGVD29 +0.01
Conservation pool elevation
1990-03-08 to 1990-05-01
1020 ft above NGVD29 +0.01
Conservation pool elevation
seasonal: May 1 to November 1 starting 1990-05-01
1018 ft above NGVD29 +0.01
Conservation pool elevation
seasonal: November 1 to May 1 starting 1990-05-01
1020 ft above NGVD29 +0.01
Dead pool elevation 937.5 ft above NGVD29 +0.01

Elevation-Area-Capacity Curves

2006-03-01 (source: twdb) : GIS Data