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Old 06-17-2015, 07:09 AM
 
Location: The People's Republic of Austin
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CA built a dam in 2000:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_Oaks_Dam
The subject was WATER SUPPLY.

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Seven Oaks is a dry dam that serves almost exclusively for flood protection to Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.
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The Olivenhain Dam is a gravity dam near Escondido, California. It does not sit on a river or stream but is supplied with water by a system of pumps and pipes
Neither of those impound water and increase the water supply.

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The only dam that I can think of under construction right now is the reservoir under construction down in Wharton County.
Simce California built their last water impoundment dam in 1979, the following have been constructed in Texas:

Brady Branch
Choke Canyon
Coleto Creek
Cooper Lake
Forest Grove
Gibbons Creek
Gilmer
Granger Lake
Joe Pool
Lake Fork
Millers Creek
Mitchell County
O.H. Ivie
Palo Duro
Ray Roberts
Richland Chambers
S. Texas Project
Squaw Creek
Texana Lake

The Sierra Club and the Natural Resource Defense Council have successfully blocked EVERY impoundment dam in California for the last 35 years. Fortunately, the Texas Water Board hasn't listened to such insanity.

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Old 06-17-2015, 07:13 AM
 
Location: CasaMo
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Name a large dam that was built by a corporation.
Bagnell Dam (Lake of the Ozarks) was built by power company.
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Old 06-17-2015, 08:54 AM
 
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Welp. the lake actually went down the last 24 hours. Where is this rain?
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Old 06-17-2015, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Welp. the lake actually went down the last 24 hours. Where is this rain?
It is up from 669.50 to to 669.71 over the last 24 hours according to hydromet.

It looks like Buchanan may get a slow increase over the next couple of days from the rain. Honestly, the rain that arced around Austin to the north and passed back south over the Buchanan watershed was almost perfect - areas that still could use more rain got some, but the Austin area did not get much.

OTOH, they may have actually released a bit of water from Travis ahead of Bill, I did not check. If Bill had turned into a 'Bad Bill', then 20 feet to full pool would have been too little. They can't just instantly dump water from the lake when they realize it is necessary, so they have to guess a day or two ahead of time.

Note: Near El Campo (near Matagorda Bay), some areas got more than 11 inches of rain.

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Old 06-17-2015, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Denver via Austin
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Name a large dam that was built by a corporation.
My comment was dripping in sarcasm.
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Old 06-17-2015, 11:25 AM
 
Location: The People's Republic of Austin
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Name a large dam that was built by a corporation.
Duke Energy has built sixteen dams. The largest forms Lake Jocassee, which holds more water than Lake Travis. Next forms Lake Norman, the same size as Travis. Next forms Lake Keowee, about 85% the size of Travis.

Any more questions?

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Old 06-17-2015, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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My comment was dripping in sarcasm.
Next time use an emoticon
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Old 06-17-2015, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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The subject was WATER SUPPLY.





Neither of those impound water and increase the water supply.



Simce California built their last water impoundment dam in 1979, the following have been constructed in Texas:

Brady Branch
Choke Canyon
Coleto Creek
Cooper Lake
Forest Grove
Gibbons Creek
Gilmer
Granger Lake
Joe Pool
Lake Fork
Millers Creek
Mitchell County
O.H. Ivie
Palo Duro
Ray Roberts
Richland Chambers
S. Texas Project
Squaw Creek
Texana Lake

The Sierra Club and the Natural Resource Defense Council have successfully blocked EVERY impoundment dam in California for the last 35 years. Fortunately, the Texas Water Board hasn't listened to such insanity.
Now you change the measuring stick. First it was a "water source". A reservoir holds water and is a water source, even if it doesn't dam a river. There aren't many rivers in Southern California, a system of canals gets water where it needs to be from where it is. So reservoirs like what I listed are necessary.

Lake Travis' primary purpose was flood control. I submitted evidence of a flood control dam built recently in CA yet you dismiss it as well.
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Old 06-17-2015, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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There's a chart on LCRA about how much is released. It is based on the time of year and the current lake levels.

I'll see if I can look it up tomorrow.

TS Bill is finally hitting.
Here it is. This is the procedure they use to decide how much water to let out:

Key elevations for Lake Travis during floods
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Old 06-17-2015, 06:07 PM
 
Location: The People's Republic of Austin
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Lake Travis' primary purpose was flood control. I submitted evidence of a flood control dam built recently in CA yet you dismiss it as well.
Because that wasn't the subject. The subject was:

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Do your part for California!
Not build them a flood control dam. So who's the one changing the subject? Spin it any way you want, but you can't make a dry dam a water source. California hasn't expanded their water supply in 35 years, because the Sierra Club and the Natural Resource Defense Council have blocked them from doing so, while their population has grown exponentially. Fortunately, outside the logic free zone of Austin, those morons aren't listened to in Texas.

They are now reaping that whirlwind, and tiny little dams that don't capture a drop of water and don't expand the water supply don't change that inconvenient fact.

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