Morris Sheppard Dam (Possum Kingdom Lake)

Field Descriptions

Dam Name: Morris Sheppard
Other Name: POSSUM KINGDOM
NID ID: TX03849
Longitude: -98.4261
Latitude: 32.8711
County: PALO PINTO
River: BRAZOS RIVER
State: TX
Nearest City: MINERAL WELLS
Distance: 39.00 miles
Owner Name: BRAZOS RIVER AUTHORITY
Owner Type: State
Dam Designer: AMBURSEN ENGINEERING COMPANY
Private Dam? No
Core: Upstream Facing (Position)
Concrete (Type)
Known (Certainty)
Foundation: RK
Purposes: Water Supply
Year Completed: 1941
Dam Length: 2740 feet
Dam Height: 154 feet
Structural Height: 188.5 feet
Hydraulic Height: 130 feet
Maximum Discharge: 515000 cu ft/sec
Maximum Storage: 556220 acre-feet
Normal Storage: 458030 acre-feet
Surface Area: 15085 acres
Drainage Area: 13310 square miles
Hazard Potential: High
Emergency Action Plan? Yes
Inspection Date: 2012-05-01
Inspection Frequency: 1
State Regulated Dam? Yes
State Regulating Agency: TCEQ
Spillway Type: Controlled
Spillway Width: 729 feet
Outlet Gates: F9;
Federal Funding Agency: POSSUM KINGDOM
Federal Regulatory Agency:
Federal Inspection Agency:
Source Agency:

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