Flood control effects of headwater reservoirs, Trinity River, Texas

by Leo R. Beard

Publisher: Center for Research in Water Resources, University of Texas at Austin in Austin

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  • Flood control -- Texas -- Trinity River Watershed.

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Statementprepared for U.S. Soil Conservation Service and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers by Leo R. Beard, Shin Chang.
SeriesCRWR ; 165, Technical report (University of Texas at Austin. Center for Research in Water Resources) ;, CRWR-165.
ContributionsChang, Shin, joint author., United States. Soil Conservation Service., United States. Army. Corps of Engineers.
LC ClassificationsTC557.T39 B4
The Physical Object
Paginationiii, 50, [78] p. :
Number of Pages78
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4071598M
LC Control Number79625849

The Flood Control Act of , followed by the Flood Control Act of and the Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act of , made the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) one of the federal participants in flood control work. The act initiated the most thorough examination yet of agriculture's relationship to flooding. Fort Worth District –Building Strong! Flood Control Operations • Close gates and store flood producing runoff to protect downstream areas • Use decision support tools (data & forecasts) • Project safety, monitoring • Prevent uncontrolled spillway flows when possible • Forecasts to affected parties (internal, NWS, River Authorities, etc.) • Wait until runoff from uncontrolled. - The Red River at Pecan Point north of De Kalb, Texas, exceeded its crest from May , reaching feet on June 1. - Just north of Texarkana, the Author: Jon Erdman. This category is for articles pertaining to reservoirs in the U.S. state of Texas. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Reservoirs in Texas. The following pages are in this category, out of total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).

Weather Forecast Office Houston/Galveston, TX. West Gulf River Forecast Center. #N#River Observations. River Forecasts. Long-Range Flood Risk. #N#Auto Refresh: OFF. Print this map Permalink. total gauges 0 gauges in flood. +Switch Basemap. Topographic Map. USGS Topographic Map. Imagery Map with Labels. Light Grey Canvas.   A report released two decades ago on the Harris County reservoir system predicted with alarming accuracy the catastrophic flooding that would besiege the Houston area if changes weren't made in. WEST FORK TRINITY RIVER BELOW BRIDGEPORT RESERVOIR the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Federal Grant # Categorical Water Pollution Control (State USAS Grant #) and Federal Grant # Categorical Water Pollution Control Texas (d) list, RUAA surveys were conducted on the length of .   There are three such reservoirs in Texas — one in El Paso, one in Kerrville and a third in San Antonio. The $ million San Antonio project, completed years ago, held ab acre-feet of.

Reservoirs, dams, and diversions are vital for securing water supplies and controlling floods, but the changes in fluvial processes they impose on downstream rivers, . Flood disaster is one of the most damaging natural disasters in China, with annual average losses more than billion yuan in recent years. After floods in the Liaohe River and floods in the Yangtze River, the governments from national to local have realized that the flood control operation of reservoirs can play a major role in alleviating flood losses but there are some Cited by: Study Area: Galveston Bay is a shallow estuary in southeastern Texas; the Trinity River watershed is largest contributing area to the bay (fig.1). The Trinity River watershed extends from Galveston Bay northwestward to the Dallas/Fort Worth area, and the river is regulated by several reservoirs; Lake Livingston in southeast Texas is the largest. We only monitor the current conditions at Texas lakes and reservoirs. How high or low is the reservoir of interest to you? The Texas Water Development Board maintains a list of all major reservoirs in Texas that shows percentage full, the conservation pool elevation (or "normal" level) and our most current elevation values.

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Flood control effects of headwater reservoirs, Trinity River, Texas. Austin: Center for Research in Water Resources, University of Texas at Austin, (OCoLC) Flood Control Effects of Headwater Reservoirs: Trinity River, Texas [Leo R.

Beard] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Water-yield effects of headwater reservoirs, Trinity River, Texas by Walter L. Moore,Center for Research in Water Resources, University of Texas at Pages: Zoom In Reservoirs are important for providing water supplies, particularly in a state with such variable streamflow.

More than half of the available surface water in the state is from reservoirs ( million acre-feet per year for reservoirs out of a total of million acre-feet per year). Reservoirs are able to capture and store flood. For a basin-wide evaluation, different cases, i.e.

natural flow conditions, single and multi-purpose reservoirs, reservoirs used for purposes other than flood control, and effects of negative storage upstream, are identified to analyze the effects of reservoirs upon the frequency of Cited by: 2. View all Texas River Basins. Texas Lakes & Reservoirs.

Major reservoir being defined as an impoundment that currently has at least 5, acre-feet of storage capacity at its normal operating level. Texas has major water-supply reservoirs, and over 20 additional major reservoirs that serve no water-supply function.

Reservoirs In Flood Stage. A lake is defined to be in flood stage and shows up on this map when the most recent instantaneous water level is above flood space lower bound which is conservation pool elevation for water supply reservoirs and dead pool elevation for exclusively flood control reservoirs.

Flood height percent is defined as the ratio of water level above flood pool lower. Trinity River Basin Reservoirs: Monitored Water Supply Reservoirs are % full on Recent Historical Statistics. Historical Data.

Reservoir Storage. Conservation Storage. Conservation Capacity. The river, which extends miles from Dallas to the mouth of Trinity Bay, has not had this much water in it sincewhen it was feet above the foot flood : Cindy Horswell.

Edgar Herbert Brown, Trinity River Canalization (Dallas: Trinity River Canal Association, ). Edwin Sparling Davis, The Movement for Trinity River Development (M.S.

thesis, North Texas State University, ). Floyd Durham, The Trinity River Paradox: Flood and Famine (Wichita Falls, Texas: Nortex Press, ).

Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Septem Lake/River Data; Lake/River Data. To find out more about water levels and rain measurement in your area of the Trinity River basin, please select "Interactive Map" on the right side of this page.

Data displayed are automatically retrieved from remote sensors, are subject Trinity River revision and may be linked to various other available monitoring systems. The great majority of our lakes (reservoirs) in Texas were built to help tame the state’s rivers and streams, which from time to time would swell beyond their banks and cause devastating floods.

Such was the case with the Brazos River. History. The US Army is beginning to release water from two Houston reservoirs which have risen too quickly as a result of Tropical Storm Harvey.

The move will cause flooding to nearby homes. The water is being released from the Addicks and Barker dams into Buffalo Bayou, the main body of water running through Houston. The 54th Texas Legislature created the Trinity River Authority of Texas in as a conservation and reclamation district, requiring that TRA prepare a master plan for responsible water use and reclamation that would ensure a healthy river Size: 5MB.

Texas lakes often serve a dual purpose. Many flood control lakes also hold a water supply. However, supply lakes are not necessarily built to aid in flood control. While the three Authority lakes are used as storage reservoirs, they are not designed to provide flood control.

The Trinity River, which flows through the heart of the city, has long contributed to these flooding challenges and was historically managed using levees and channelization.

Following heavy rains during the first five months ofthe Trinity River’s waters spilled out over its banks, leaving approximately 6, residents across cited by Wurbs (), reservoirs are under USACE administration, with a total controlled storage capacity ofacre-feet.

Of this storage amount, 43% is designated solely for flood control ( reservoirs). Of the remaining reservoirs, an additional have flood control as one of their purposes (Wurbs, ). CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Harvey (all times local): a.m.

An Army Corps of Engineers spokesman says crews have started releasing water from two flood-control reservoirs in the Houston area ahead of schedule. The Trinity River below Interstate Highway 10 is marshy and swamp-like, containing many interconnecting systems of side sloughs and bayous.

One such system is the Old River-Lost River system beginning upstream from IH 10 near the Liberty-Chambers County line where a slough cuts off from the Trinity River and connects with the Lost River. Ellis County, Texas Reservoirs: A listing of all the Reservoirs in Ellis County, TX with maps, driving directions, and a local area search function.

The storm that moved across north-central Texas during October, produced intense rainfall along a line extending from east of Abilene, Texas to Breckenridge, Texas to north of Mineral Wells, Texas. Rainfall in excess of 20 inches was recorded near Clyde. Texas and in several locations near Breckenridge, Texas.

The large quantity of rainfall in the Hubbard Creek. Houston Floods: Water Released From 2 Bursting Reservoirs. a meteorologist for the Harris County Flood Control District. "And you don't have to go far, you just need to get out of this area." County officials were preparing for Author: Newsmax Wires.

There are about 6, reservoirs in Texas with a normal storage capacity of 10 acre-feet or larger. Reserviors having more than 5, acre-feet capacity are listed below.

Date refers to the year that impoundment of water began. Multiple years refer to later, larger dams. Reservoirs normally dry. Texas River/Stream Flow Get real-time river and stream flow data using our app Texas River/Stream Flow. Flow data is downloaded from United States Geological Survey (USGS).The Texas Parks Wildlife Department (TPWD) accepts no responsibility for the accuracy of the flow data provided on this site.

Texas Region and the Development of Water Resources in the Trinity River Basin of Texas. pp., 2 maps, references, 88 titles. This study focuses on the development of water resources in the Trinity River basin for navigation, flood control, water supply, recreation, and allied purposes.

SpecialAuthor: Michael D. Sparkman. Everyone Knew Houston’s Reservoirs Would Flood — Except for the People Who Bought Homes Inside Them. by Neena Satija, The Texas Tribune and Reveal, Kiah Collier, The Texas Tribune, and Al Shaw, ProPublica, Octo This story was co-published with The Texas Tribune.

When Jeremy Boutor moved to a master-planned community in Houston’s booming. Lake Whitney is a reservoir on the Brazos River in Texas. The lake was built for flood control and hydro-electrical power, but also serves as a great area for recreation. The lake is part of the Texas Lakes Trail Region of North Texas.

The dam's construction started in and lasted four years. The lake was impounded in and the dam's. The present paper, taking as an example a small-scale reservoir for flood control in a small river in Funabashi City, Japan, makes the following main conclusions: small-scale reservoirs were used as a measure of flood control in many parts of Japan in the past; terraced paddy fields as well as small-scale reservoirs play an active role in flood Cited by: 2.

EFFECTS OF OCTOBER FLOOD ON THE QUANTITY AND QUALITY OF WATER IN SELECTED STREAMS AND RESERVOIRS IN THE BRAZOS RIVER BASIN, TEXAS By Frank C. Wells, Terry L. Schertz, and Marvin W. Flugrath ABSTRACT The storm that moyed across north-central Texas during October, produced intense rainfall along a line Cited by: 2.

This week, Harris County Flood Control District listed 53 subdivisions in the Addicks watershed and 40 in the Barker watershed (shown in. (Texas) Flood-Control Reservoirs, Sub-Master Docket No. L, and the other for downstream cases, In re Downstream Addicks and Barker (Texas) Flood-Control Reservoirs, Sub-Master Docket No.

L. See In re Addicks and Barker (Texas) Flood-Control Reservoirs v. United States, No. L (Fed. Cl. Dec. 5, ), ECF No.WL. A quick update on the status of the flooding in Texas. Share this with those who need this critical information. Graphs are from the USGS Streamflow Dataset.Following is a list of dams and reservoirs in Texas.

All major dams are linked below. The National Inventory of Dams defines any "major dam" as being 50 feet (15 m) tall with a storage capacity of at least 5, acre feet (6, m 3), or of any height with a storage capacity of 25, acre feet (31, m 3). This list is incomplete.