Started January , 1970 – completed January 1973
October 31, 1973
Elevation 201.00 feet above mean sea level
22,000 acres (5,000 acres in Sam Houston National Forest)
430,260 acre feet (140,200,651,000 gallons)
100,000 acre feet per year (90 million gallons per day)
San Jacinto River Authority – one third for industrialand irrigation; two thirds City of Houston
Floodwater – by raising gates (5 gates 40′ wide). Water for downstream – through service outlet structure using one or two of three gates at different elevations.
Average annual – 48 inches (71 million gallons per day). Summer (115 million gallons per day). Winter (30 million gallons per day). Maximum (180 million gallons per day).
Texas Water Commission – controls discharges from sewage treatment plants. San Jacinto River Authority – inspects and licenses on-site sewage facilities (septic tanks) within 2,075 feet of the lake.
Elevation 201 to elevation 207.
All construction on the reservoir.
Texas Parks and Wildlife – Bass, Hybrid Bass, Crappie. LCMA restock Bass & Crappie.