recent changes

2013-02-12: The rating curve for this reservoir has been updated and replaced with data from the Texas Water Development Board's Report 126.

Lake Sweetwater is 20.4% full as of 2016-05-24

The elevation-storage rating curve used to produce the storage hydrograph is made of two segments: (1) the segment up to the conservation pool top (below the red line) is based on measured data, while the segment in the flood pool (above the red line) is an extrapolation from the first segment and shouldn't be relied upon for flood storage information.

Date Percent Full Mean Water Level
(ft)
Reservoir Storage
(acre-ft)
Conservation Storage
(acre-ft)
Conservation Capacity
(acre-ft)
Surface Area
(acres)
Most recent 2016-05-24 20.4 2,092.64 2,498 2,498 12,267 228
1 day prior 2016-05-23 20.3 2,092.60 2,489 2,489 12,267 228
2 days prior 2016-05-22 20.2 2,092.55 2,478 2,478 12,267 228
1 week prior 2016-05-17 19.5 2,092.13 2,387 2,387 12,267 222
1 month prior 2016-04-24 16.9 2,090.65 2,074 2,074 12,267 206
3 months prior 2016-02-24 14.0 2,088.71 1,716 1,716 12,267 183
6 months prior 2015-11-24 10.6 2,086.32 1,305 1,305 12,267 156
1 year prior 2015-05-24 13.3 2,088.26 1,635 1,635 12,267 178
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Percent Full is based on Conservation Storage and Conservation Capacity and doesn't account for storage in flood pool.

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   Values above, including today's are averaged conditions. For near real-time instantaneous water level, see table below or the interactive map viewer.

Most Recent Instantaneous Water Level

Date/time Water Level
(ft)
Conservation Pool Elevation
(ft)
Height Above Conservation Pool
(ft)
Most recent 2016-05-25 01:45 2,092.67 2,116.5 -23.8 below flood pool
1 hour prior 2016-05-25 00:45 2,092.67 2,116.5 -23.8 below flood pool
2 hours prior 2016-05-24 23:45 2,092.67 2,116.5 -23.8 below flood pool
6 hours prior 2016-05-24 19:45 2,092.66 2,116.5 -23.8 below flood pool
12 hours prior 2016-05-24 13:45 2,092.64 2,116.5 -23.9 below flood pool
24 hours prior 2016-05-24 01:45 2,092.63 2,116.5 -23.9 below flood pool
48 hours prior 2016-05-23 01:45 2,092.59 2,116.5 -23.9 below flood pool
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Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Additional Information

Impoundment date 1930-01-01
Vertical datum NGVD29
Gauge USGS:08083200
Service spillway crest elevation 2116.5 ft above NGVD29
Conservation pool elevation 2116.5 ft above NGVD29
Top of dam elevation 2128.5 ft above NGVD29
Data download (CSV) period of record, last one year, last 30 days

Elevation-Area-Capacity Curves

1974-10-01 (source: twdb)