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Key Elevation in Barker Reservoir:


Low Point of Westheimer Parkway




Barker Reservoir Elevation Sensor 2013
2010 Barker Dam
Sensor ID 2013
Sensor Type USGS Radar
Sensor Position Barker Reservoir
Installed 1/7/2000
Top of Spillway 104.00'
Flooding Likely 93.20'
Flooding Possible 90.20'
Bottom of Barker Reservoir 71.00'
External Link USGS
Benchmark 99.68'
USGS brass monument with no stamping set in concrete surrounded by three yellow concrete bollards located 60' DS and 50' left of new concrete control room building/gage house on Dam slope. 1988 NAVD, 2001 adjustment. 78 to 01 adjustment -0.5'
As of July 1, 2007, the elevation datum was changed from 1929 NGVD, 1978 adjustment to the 1988 NAVD, 2001 adjustment.

The Barker Reservoir Elevation  chart showing Barker Reservoir Elevation Left series.
Cross Section
Barker Reservoir Elevation for sensor 2013 is 70.62'
Reading on 2/24/2024 10:59 AM
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24 Hours
Reading Date
20132/24/2024 10:59 AM70.62'
20132/24/2024 8:07 AM70.66'
20132/24/2024 6:59 AM70.68'
20132/24/2024 2:59 AM70.70'
20132/23/2024 10:59 PM70.73'
20132/23/2024 6:59 PM70.72'
20132/23/2024 2:59 PM70.73'
Flood Frequency
10% (10-Year)92.70'
2% (50-Year)93.90'
1% (100-Year)95.00'
Historical Storm
4/20/1991 91.30'
3/6/1992 93.60'
11/17/1998 92.30'
11/7/2002 93.20'
11/28/2004 91.70'
7/9/2007 91.90'
6/1/2015 91.90'
4/18/2016 95.20'
High water mark elevations are approximate.
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