Recent changes

2017-09-14: The rating curve for Barker Reservoir has been updated and replaced with data from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District.

For near-real time water levels of this reservoir and others in flood stage, Visit Flood Viewer

Barker Reservoir is a flood control lake. It is not used for water supply and under normal conditions it is empty.

Historical Data

Date Percent Full Mean Water Level
(ft)
Reservoir Storage
(acre-ft)
Conservation Storage
(acre-ft)
Conservation Capacity
(acre-ft)
Surface Area
(acres)
Most recent 2020-04-04 - n.a. - 73.69 - n.a. - - n.a. - - n.a. - - n.a. -
1 day prior 2020-04-03 - n.a. - 70.12 - n.a. - - n.a. - - n.a. - - n.a. -
2 days prior 2020-04-02 - n.a. - 70.07 - n.a. - - n.a. - - n.a. - - n.a. -
1 week prior 2020-03-28 - n.a. - 70.70 - n.a. - - n.a. - - n.a. - - n.a. -
1 month prior 2020-03-04 - n.a. - 80.78 - n.a. - - n.a. - - n.a. - - n.a. -
3 months prior 2020-01-04 - n.a. - 72.11 - n.a. - - n.a. - - n.a. - - n.a. -
6 months prior 2019-10-04 - n.a. - 72.00 - n.a. - - n.a. - - n.a. - - n.a. -
1 year prior 2019-04-04 - n.a. - 72.03 - n.a. - - n.a. - - n.a. - - 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

Sorry, no recent instantaneous water level available at this time.

Additional Information

Impoundment date 1945-01-01
Vertical datum NAVD88
Gauge USGS:08072500
Dead pool elevation 70.90 ft above NAVD88
Emergency spillway crest elevation 103.70 ft above NGVD29
Top of dam elevation 112.40 ft above NGVD29
Data download (CSV) period of record, last one year, last 30 days

Elevation-Area-Capacity Curves

1974-10-01 (source: twdb)
2008-10-01 (source: usace)

Lake Location