|Normal Pool Elevation||345' msl|
|Spillway Crest||345' msl|
|Top of Embankment (Dam)||364' msl|
|Dam Length||5,720 feet|
|Height Above Streambed||70 feet|
|Width of Dam at Crown||24 feet|
|Spillway Length Uncontrolled||500 feet|
|Outlet Works - Tower Tunnel Gate Controlled||8.5' diameter|
|Reservior Capacity*||412,000 acre feet|
|Surface Acres||25,500 acres|
|Yield||238,100 acres-feet per year|
|Shoreline Length||135 miles|
|Length of Reservoir||18 miles|
|Maximum Width||4 miles|
|Maximum Depth||50 feet|
|Average Depth||16.25 feet|
|Construction of Dam Commenced||September 1969|
|Construction of Dam Completed||March 1971|
|Reservoir Filled to Capacity||February 7, 1973|
The City of Palestine has a water contract for 25 million gallons of water per day.
The Authority built a channel dam, 13 miles of pipeline and a water treatment plant for the City,
which the City operates.
The City of Tyler has a water contract for 60 million gallons of water per day.
The City of Dallas has a water contract for 102 million gallons of water per day.
*Acre Foot = 325,850 gallons