Champion Creek Reservoir

Overview

Champion Creek Reservoir is located seven miles south of Colorado City in Mitchell County, Texas on Champion Creek, a tributary of the Colorado River. The reservoir is owned and operated by Texas Electric Service Company, now Luminant, for municipal and industrial water supply and recreational purposes. The Water Right authorization to this reservoir was issue by the State Board of Water Engineers on May 28, 1957. Land acquisition started in 1957 and construction of the dam began on May 5, 1958. Construction was completed by general contractors, Moorman, Dewitt, and Singleton on April 30, 1959. Deliberate impoundment of water started in February 1959.

Champion Creek Reservoir

Based on data from TWDB Report 126 (1991), the reservoir has a total storage capacity of 42,500 acre-feet encompassing a surface area of 1,560 acres at the conservation pool elevation of 2,083.0 feet above mean sea level. The dam controls a drainage area of about 203 square miles. The USGS has a gage measuring reservoir levels at the dam on the southwest side at the dam. USGS:08123600.

History

Fisher Park has a boat ramp, campgrounds and other facilities on the southwest side of the reservoir. The dam is an earthfill embankment of about 6,800 feet long with a maximum height of 114 feet at top elevation of 2,109.0 feet above mean sea level. Maximum design water surface may reach to 2,104.1 feet above mean sea level. The uncontrolled emergency spillway is located at the left of the dam with a crest elevation at 2091.0 feet above mean sea level. The service spillway is cut at the left of the emergency spillway with a crest elevation of 2083.0 feet above mean sea level.

Statistics

  • Primary Purposes: Water Storage
  • Location: Mitchell County, Texas
  • Construction Dates: 1957 to 1958
  • Lake Area: 1,560 acres
  • Lake Capacity: 42,500 acre-feet
  • Full Elevation: 2,083 mean sea level (msl)
Dam Statistics
  • Dam Dimensions: 114 feet high , 6,800 feet long
  • Spillway Elevation: 2,083 feet above msl
  • Top of Dam: 2,109 feet above msl
Current Conditions

View all current conditions at waterdatafortexas.org