McGee Creek Dam

Sandstone, siltstone and shale of the Pennsylvania age Atoka and Johns Valley Formations, the Jackfork sandstone, the Pennsylvania-Mississippian age Stanley shale comprise the bedrocks units in the reservoir area.  Interbedded sandstone, siltstone and shale in the reservoir area were subjected to intense folding, uplift and normal and thrust faulting at the close of the Pennsylvania period.  Erosion has modified the folded rock sequence into the landforms observed today.  The northeast-south-west trending ridges, comprised of the more resident sandstone and siltstones, and narrow stream valleys from which softer, less resistant shale

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ProjectMcGee Creek
Dam Type
ReservoirMcGee Creek
WatercourseMcGee Creek
LocationNear Farris, OK
Original Construction1981-1987
Modified Construction
National ID NumberOK82908
Hydrologic Unit Code

Structural Height161 ft
Hydraulic Height (Normal Operating Depth at Dam)154.2 ft
Top Parapet (Elevation)
Spillway Crest Elevation
Crest Elevation613.5 ft
Crest Length30.0 ft
Crest Width
Base Width
Volume of Dam Construction Materials
Streambed at Dam Axis
Top of Exclusive Flood Control Pool (Elevation)
Top of Joint Use Pool (Elevation)
Top of Active Conservation Pool (Elevation)577.0 ft
Top of Inactive Conservation Pool (Elevation)515.0 ft
Top of Dead Storage Pool (Elevation)484.0 ft

Hydraulics & Hydrology
Total Water Storage at Elevation
Maximum Water Surface Elevation
Normal Water Surface Elevation557.1 ft
Spillway Type154.1
Auxiliary SpillwayNo
Spillway Capacity at Elevation47322.0 cfs at 609.9 ft
Auxiliary Spillway Capacity at Elevation
Uncontrolled Spillway Capacity at Elevation
Outlet Works Capacity at Elevation6392.0 cfs at 609.9 ft
Diversion Capacity at Elevation
Drainage Area178.0 sq mi
Hydrometeorological Report (HMR)HMR xx
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
OrganizationMcGee Creek Authority
Address420 West Main, #500
CityOklahoma City, OK 73102
Phone (Office)405 287-2422

Last updated: Apr 02, 2013