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: 83.5% full as of 2021-01-16

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, and (2) 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.

Historical Data

Date Percent Full Mean Water Level
(ft)
Reservoir Storage
(acre-ft)
Conservation Storage
(acre-ft)
Conservation Capacity
(acre-ft)
Surface Area
(acres)
Most recent 2021-01-16 83.5 1,013.36 733,707 718,506 860,607 20,585
1 day prior 2021-01-15 83.5 1,013.37 733,912 718,710 860,607 20,588
2 days prior 2021-01-14 83.5 1,013.38 734,118 718,916 860,607 20,591
1 week prior 2021-01-09 83.4 1,013.34 733,295 718,094 860,607 20,580
1 month prior 2020-12-16 83.6 1,013.42 734,942 719,740 860,607 20,602
3 months prior 2020-10-16 91.7 1,014.83 764,287 749,086 816,904 21,022
6 months prior 2020-07-16 97.9 1,017.21 815,007 799,806 816,904 21,580
1 year prior 2020-01-16 90.8 1,016.37 796,957 781,756 860,607 21,392
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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 2021-01-16 14:45 1,013.36 1,020.00 -6.64 below flood pool
1 hour prior 2021-01-16 13:45 1,013.36 1,020.00 -6.64 below flood pool
2 hours prior 2021-01-16 12:45 - n.a. - - n.a. - - n.a. - into flood pool
6 hours prior 2021-01-16 08:45 - n.a. - - n.a. - - n.a. - into flood pool
12 hours prior 2021-01-16 02:45 1,013.36 1,020.00 -6.64 below flood pool
24 hours prior 2021-01-15 14:45 1,013.38 1,020.00 -6.62 below flood pool
48 hours prior 2021-01-14 14:45 - n.a. - - n.a. - - n.a. - into flood pool
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Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Additional Information

Impoundment date 1938-01-01
Vertical datum NGVD29 +0.01
Gauge LCRA:1995
Dead pool elevation 937.50 ft above NGVD29 +0.01
Service spillway crest elevation 1,020.50 ft above NGVD29
Top of flood gate elevation 1,020.50 ft above NGVD29
Emergency spillway crest elevation 1,020.50 ft above NGVD29
Maximum design elevation 1,024.00 ft above NGVD29
Top of dam elevation 1,025.00 ft above NGVD29
Conservation pool elevation
ending 1990-03-08
1,020.50 ft above NGVD29 +0.01
Conservation pool elevation
1990-03-08 to 1990-05-01
1,020.00 ft above NGVD29 +0.01
Conservation pool elevation
seasonal: May 1 to November 1 starting 1990-05-01
1,018.00 ft above NGVD29 +0.01
Conservation pool elevation
seasonal: November 1 to May 1 starting 1990-05-01
1,020.00 ft above NGVD29 +0.01
Data download (CSV) period of record, last one year, last 30 days

Elevation-Area-Capacity Curves

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

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