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.

North Fork Buffalo Creek Reservoir is 77.0% full as of 2016-09-28

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)
Today 2016-09-28 77.0 1,045.72 11,854 11,854 15,400 1,269
Yesterday 2016-09-27 77.1 1,045.73 11,869 11,869 15,400 1,270
2 days ago 2016-09-26 77.3 1,045.75 11,897 11,897 15,400 1,272
1 week ago 2016-09-21 75.4 1,045.54 11,604 11,604 15,400 1,250
1 month ago 2016-08-28 75.3 1,045.53 11,590 11,590 15,400 1,249
3 months ago 2016-06-28 81.6 1,046.21 12,571 12,571 15,400 1,320
6 months ago 2016-03-28 79.2 1,045.96 12,200 12,200 15,400 1,294
1 year ago 2015-09-28 71.1 1,045.06 10,950 10,950 15,400 1,202
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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 2016-09-28 21:00 1,045.73 1,048.0 -2.3 below flood pool
1 hour prior 2016-09-28 20:00 1,045.72 1,048.0 -2.3 below flood pool
2 hours prior 2016-09-28 19:00 1,045.72 1,048.0 -2.3 below flood pool
6 hours prior 2016-09-28 15:00 1,045.71 1,048.0 -2.3 below flood pool
12 hours prior 2016-09-28 09:00 1,045.72 1,048.0 -2.3 below flood pool
24 hours prior 2016-09-27 21:00 1,045.74 1,048.0 -2.3 below flood pool
48 hours prior 2016-09-26 21:00 1,045.74 1,048.0 -2.3 below flood pool
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Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Additional Information

Impoundment date 1964-01-01
Vertical datum NGVD29
Gauge USGS:07312380
Service spillway crest elevation 1048 ft above NGVD29
Conservation pool elevation 1048.0 ft above NGVD29
Emergency spillway crest elevation 1050 ft above NGVD29
Top of dam elevation 1058 ft above NGVD29
Data download (CSV) period of record, last one year, last 30 days

Elevation-Area-Capacity Curves

1974-10-01 (source: twdb)