Lake Houston: 98.4% full as of 2024-04-23

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, and (2) 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.

Historical Data

Date Percent Full Mean Water Level
(ft)
Reservoir Storage
(acre-ft)
Conservation Storage
(acre-ft)
Conservation Capacity
(acre-ft)
Surface Area
(acres)
Today 2024-04-23 98.4 42.20 134,067 130,266 132,318 11,363
Yesterday 2024-04-22 95.3 41.83 129,893 126,092 132,318 11,200
2 days ago 2024-04-21 92.9 41.55 126,774 122,973 132,318 11,076
1 week ago 2024-04-16 100.0 42.64 139,110 132,318 132,318 - n.a. -
1 month ago 2024-03-23 100.0 42.83 141,314 132,318 132,318 - n.a. -
3 months ago 2024-01-23 93.8 41.65 127,884 124,083 132,318 11,120
6 months ago 2023-10-23 92.1 41.45 125,669 121,868 132,318 11,032
1 year ago 2023-04-23 100.0 42.48 137,266 132,318 132,318 - 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

Date/time Water Level
(ft)
Conservation Pool Elevation
(ft)
Height Above Conservation Pool
(ft)
Most recent 2024-04-23 12:30 42.29 42.38 -0.09
1 hour prior 2024-04-23 11:30 42.27 42.38 -0.11
2 hours prior 2024-04-23 10:30 42.25 42.38 -0.13
6 hours prior 2024-04-23 06:30 42.21 42.38 -0.17
12 hours prior 2024-04-23 00:30 42.10 42.38 -0.28
24 hours prior 2024-04-22 12:30 41.86 42.38 -0.52
48 hours prior 2024-04-21 12:30 41.55 42.38 -0.83
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Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Additional Information

Impoundment date 1954-01-01
Vertical datum NAVD88
Dead pool elevation 19.23 ft above NAVD88
Service spillway crest elevation 42.38 ft above NAVD88
Top of flood gate elevation 45.73 ft above NAVD88
Emergency spillway crest elevation 42.38 ft above NAVD88
Maximum design elevation 54.23 ft above NAVD88
Top of dam elevation 60.23 ft above NAVD88
Conservation pool elevation
End date: 2011-12-01
41.73 ft above NAVD88
Conservation pool elevation
Start date: 2011-12-01
42.38 ft above NAVD88
Data download (CSV) period of record, last one year, last 30 days

Elevation-Area-Capacity Curves

1994-02-01 (source: TWDB) : GIS Data
2011-12-01 (source: TWDB) : GIS Data
2018-06-01 (source: TWDB) : GIS Data
Data Source USGS:08072000

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