Upper Neches River Municipal Water Authority

spillway

Lake Palestine

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