recent changes

2013-06-21: Per discussions with the USGS, the vertical datums of the TWDB 1994 rating curve and conservation and dead pool elevations have been adjusted to NGVD29-0.7ft. The Oct. 1st, 2009 USGS datum change to NAVD88 is correctly accounted for. Data prior to Oct. 1st 2009 are currently unavailable, pending correction.

Lake Houston is 100.0% full as of 2016-05-03

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 2016-05-03 100.0 43.27 1.54 141,229 120,686 120,686 - n.a. -
Yesterday 2016-05-02 100.0 43.33 1.60 141,917 120,686 120,686 - n.a. -
2 days ago 2016-05-01 100.0 43.05 1.32 138,731 120,686 120,686 - n.a. -
1 week ago 2016-04-26 100.0 42.85 1.12 136,500 120,686 120,686 - n.a. -
1 month ago 2016-04-03 100.0 42.40 0.67 131,615 120,686 120,686 - n.a. -
3 months ago 2016-02-03 100.0 42.36 0.63 131,191 120,686 120,686 - n.a. -
6 months ago 2015-11-03 100.0 42.24 0.51 129,923 120,686 120,686 10,497
1 year ago 2015-05-03 100.0 42.53 0.80 133,007 120,686 120,686 - n.a. -
*

Percent Full is based on Conservation Storage and Conservation Capacity.

Additional Information

Impoundment date 1954-01-01
Vertical datum NAVD88
Gauge USGS:08072000
Conservation pool elevation 41.73 ft above NAVD88
Dead pool elevation 19.23 ft above NAVD88
Data download (CSV) period of record, last one year, last 30 days

Elevation-Area-Capacity Curves

1994-02-01 (source: twdb) : GIS Data
2011-12-01 (source: twdb) : GIS Data