Water School

Archive by tag: lakesReturn

How deep is my lake?

Periodically, officials conduct surveys of reservoirs within the Brazos River basin to determine each lake’s volume. As part of that work, survey crews determine each lake’s depth (in feet). Do not confuse this measurement with lake level, however.A reservoir’s depth is the distance from the bottom to the top of the conservation pool, the point where the lake is considered full. The lake level is the number of feet the surface is above mean sea level.Surveys use a combinat...
Read More

The information provided on this site is intended as background on water within the Brazos River basin. There should be no expectation that this information is all encompassing, complete or in any way examines every aspect of this very complex natural resource.

If you have questions about a post or would like additional information, please contact us or call 888-922-6272.

cfs streamflow chlorides habitat permit bay environmental estuary depth dam governance water plants algae precipitation river infection storage aerobic farming xeriscape basin minerals possum kingdom corps of engineers subsidence district anaerobic industrial dock main stem impound corps recreation hydrilla potable landscaping hydrologic cycle rights hydrology canoeing riverine E coli hunting ground water spillway pollutants appropriation hydropower water code fish kill tributary mainstem sludge organic gage invasive plants acre-foot flood control lake environment water rights measure stream sewage limestone groundwater soil electricity effluent well wetlands water use brackish lakes jobs indirect re-use evaporation conservation releases costs rain insurance pharmaceuticals smell allens creek reservoir industry inland wildlife acre-feet map reservoir lake Board runoff flood pool emergency use agriculture use watercourse mission lawn planning quality water cycle salinity agricultural drilling drought mgd camping taste water oxygen maps water clarity kayak aquifer sediment classification biosolids speaker streamflow supply electric companies wastewater bed and banks calcium employment climate drinking water system TCEQ direct re-use water quality spring canoe authority channel water treatment chlorine watershed clarity riparian septic fork fertilizer sanitation mitigation beneficial use gate flood water planning salt parasite reservoirs subwatershed gas boating water supply contract consumption fishing lake levels dissolved solids inundated golden algea contaminants lake level surface water granbury gulf treatment volume wetland turbidity USGS marsh medicine meta tag subsidence golden algae solids bottled water legislation filter E. coli PAM septic system municipal monitor