Arbuckle Dam

At Arbuckle Dam site on Rock Creek, the abutments are mantled with residual soil, accumulations of slope wash, colluvium and slumped material.  In the foundation area across the floodplain, alluvial material ranging up to 17 feet measured thickness overlie foundation rock along the axis.  Paleozoic sediments ranging in age from Ordovician to late Pennsylvanian make up the foundation rock in the abutments and foundation.  The dam site is situated near the north margin of the Arbuckle uplift in the south limb of the narrow crumpled and downfaulted Mill Creek syncline.

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Dam Type
ReservoirLake of the Arbuckles
WatercourseRock creek
Original Construction1964-1966
Modified Construction
National ID NumberOK02501
Hydrologic Unit Code

Structural Height150.0 ft
Hydraulic Height (Normal Operating Depth at Dam)136.2 ft
Top Parapet (Elevation)
Spillway Crest Elevation885.3 ft
Crest Elevation920.0 ft
Crest Length1890.0 ft
Crest Width10 ft
Base Width
Volume of Dam Construction Materials
Streambed at Dam Axis778.0 ft
Top of Exclusive Flood Control Pool (Elevation)
Top of Joint Use Pool (Elevation)
Top of Active Conservation Pool (Elevation)872.0 ft
Top of Inactive Conservation Pool (Elevation)827.0 ft
Top of Dead Storage Pool (Elevation)800.0 ft

Hydraulics & Hydrology
Total Water Storage at Elevation
Maximum Water Surface Elevation
Normal Water Surface Elevation872.0 ft
Spillway TypeYes
Auxiliary SpillwayNo
Spillway Capacity at Elevation34000.0 cfs at 914.2 ft
Auxiliary Spillway Capacity at Elevation
Uncontrolled Spillway Capacity at Elevation
Outlet Works Capacity at Elevation2340 cfs at 914.2 ft
Diversion Capacity at Elevation
Drainage Area131.0 sq mi
Hydrometeorological Report (HMR)HMR 52
Probable Maximum Flood (PMF) Report

Contact Information
TitleArea Office Manager
OrganizationOklahoma-Texas Area Office
Address5316 HWY 290 W, Suite 510
CityAustin, TX 78735-8931
Phone (Office)512 899-4150
Phone (FAX)512 899-4179
OrganizationArbuckle Master Conservancy District
AddressPO Box 753
CityDavis, OK 73030-0753
Phone (Office)405 369-3121

Last updated: Mar 29, 2013