Sanford Dam

Overview
The rock exposed in the vicinity of Sanford Dam are all of sedimentary origin. They include consolidated to slightly cemented sand, clay and gravel belonging to the Tertiary Ogallala formation which rest unconformably on formation of Permian age.

General
RegionFacilities in Great Plains | Great Plains Home Page
StateTexas
CountyHutchinson
ProjectCanadian River
Dam Type
ReservoirLake Meredith
WatercourseCanadian River
Location
Longitude-101.55251
Latitude35.71367
Original Construction1962-1965
Modified Construction
National ID NumberTX00023
Hydrologic Unit Code

Dimensions
Structural Height228.0 ft
Hydraulic Height (Normal Operating Depth at Dam)192.0 ft
Top Parapet (Elevation)
Spillway Crest Elevation
Crest Elevation3011.0 ft
Crest Length
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)2965.0 ft
Top of Active Conservation Pool (Elevation)2936.5 ft
Top of Inactive Conservation Pool (Elevation)2860.0 ft
Top of Dead Storage Pool (Elevation)2850.0 ft

Hydraulics & Hydrology
Volume
Total Water Storage at Elevation
Maximum Water Surface Elevation
Normal Water Surface Elevation2936.5 ft
Spillway Type
Auxiliary Spillway
Spillway Capacity at Elevation19300 cfs at 2936.5 ft
Auxiliary Spillway Capacity at Elevation
Uncontrolled Spillway Capacity at Elevation
Outlet Works Capacity at Elevation3400 cfs at 2936.5 ft
Diversion Capacity at Elevation
Drainage Area20220 sq mi
Hydrometeorological Report (HMR)HMR xx
Probable Maximum Flood (PMF) Report

Contact Information
Owner
OrganizationCanadian River Municipal Water Authority
AddressPO Box 99
CitySanford, TX 79078
Phone (Fax)806 865-3314
Phone (Office)806 865-3325
Operator
OrganizationCanadian River Municipal Water Authority
AddressPO Box 99
CitySanford, TX 79078
Phone (Fax)806 865-3314
Phone (Office)806 865-3325


Last updated: Apr 02, 2013