Recent changes

2013-02-12: The rating curve for this reservoir has been updated and replaced with data from the Texas Water Development Board's Report 126.

Lake Sweetwater: 17.6% full as of 2018-05-21

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 2018-05-21 17.6 2,091.03 2,157 2,157 12,267 210
Yesterday 2018-05-20 17.6 2,091.04 2,159 2,159 12,267 210
2 days ago 2018-05-19 17.6 2,091.03 2,157 2,157 12,267 210
1 week ago 2018-05-14 17.8 2,091.14 2,179 2,179 12,267 211
1 month ago 2018-04-21 18.1 2,091.34 2,219 2,219 12,267 213
3 months ago 2018-02-21 19.1 2,091.93 2,345 2,345 12,267 220
6 months ago 2017-11-21 20.0 2,092.42 2,448 2,448 12,267 226
1 year ago 2017-05-21 24.1 2,094.61 2,959 2,959 12,267 252
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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 2018-05-21 12:45 2,091.04 2,116.5 -25.5 below flood pool
1 hour prior 2018-05-21 11:45 2,091.04 2,116.5 -25.5 below flood pool
2 hours prior 2018-05-21 10:45 2,091.04 2,116.5 -25.5 below flood pool
6 hours prior 2018-05-21 06:45 2,091.03 2,116.5 -25.5 below flood pool
12 hours prior 2018-05-21 00:45 2,091.03 2,116.5 -25.5 below flood pool
24 hours prior 2018-05-20 12:45 2,091.05 2,116.5 -25.4 below flood pool
48 hours prior 2018-05-19 12:45 2,091.05 2,116.5 -25.4 below flood pool
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Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Additional Information

Impoundment date 1930-01-01
Vertical datum NGVD29
Gauge USGS:08083200
Service spillway crest elevation 2,116.5 ft above NGVD29
Top of dam elevation 2,128.5 ft above NGVD29
Conservation pool elevation 2,116.5 ft above NGVD29
Data download (CSV) period of record, last one year, last 30 days

Elevation-Area-Capacity Curves

1974-10-01 (source: twdb)

Lake Location