Recent changes

2015-09-24: Based on new information obtained from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the effective date range for seasonal conservation pools was changed from 1974 - present (2015) to 2004 - 2010.

Lake Kemp: 91.6% full as of 2017-12-13

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)
Today 2017-12-13 91.6 1,142.63 224,926 224,800 245,307 14,628
Yesterday 2017-12-12 91.6 1,142.62 224,779 224,653 245,307 14,622
2 days ago 2017-12-11 91.6 1,142.63 224,926 224,800 245,307 14,628
1 week ago 2017-12-06 91.9 1,142.68 225,658 225,532 245,307 14,657
1 month ago 2017-11-13 93.0 1,142.85 228,158 228,032 245,307 14,747
3 months ago 2017-09-13 90.7 1,142.47 222,594 222,468 245,307 14,525
6 months ago 2017-06-13 100.0 1,144.82 258,146 245,307 245,307 - n.a. -
1 year ago 2016-12-13 100.0 1,144.07 246,506 245,307 245,307 - n.a. -
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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 2017-12-13 06:15 1,142.62 1,144.0 -1.4 below flood pool
1 hour prior 2017-12-13 05:15 1,142.63 1,144.0 -1.4 below flood pool
2 hours prior 2017-12-13 04:15 1,142.62 1,144.0 -1.4 below flood pool
6 hours prior 2017-12-13 00:15 1,142.63 1,144.0 -1.4 below flood pool
12 hours prior 2017-12-12 18:15 1,142.61 1,144.0 -1.4 below flood pool
24 hours prior 2017-12-12 06:15 1,142.62 1,144.0 -1.4 below flood pool
48 hours prior 2017-12-11 06:15 1,142.63 1,144.0 -1.4 below flood pool
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Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Additional Information

Impoundment date 1923-01-01
Vertical datum NGVD29
Gauge USGS:07312000
Dead pool elevation 1,090.0 ft above NGVD29
Service spillway crest elevation 1,160.0 ft above NGVD29
Emergency spillway crest elevation 1,160.0 ft above NGVD29
Flood pool elevation 1,156.0 ft above NGVD29
Top of dam elevation 1,183.0 ft above NGVD29
Conservation pool elevation
ending 2004-01-01
1,144.0 ft above NGVD29
Conservation pool elevation
2004-01-01 to 2004-04-01
1,144.0 ft above NGVD29
Conservation pool elevation
seasonal: April 1 to November 1 2004-04-01 to 2011-01-01
1,145.5 ft above NGVD29
Conservation pool elevation
seasonal: November 1 to April 1 2004-04-01 to 2011-01-01
1,144.0 ft above NGVD29
Conservation pool elevation
starting 2011-01-01
1,144.0 ft above NGVD29
Data download (CSV) period of record, last one year, last 30 days

Elevation-Area-Capacity Curves

1995-10-01 (source: usgs)
2006-03-01 (source: twdb) : GIS Data

Lake Location