Embankment Criteria and Performance Report: Joe Pool Lake Mountain Creek, Texas Trinity River Basin
ARMY ENGINEER DISTRICT (CORPS OF ENGINEERS) FORT WORTH TX
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Joe Pool Lake formerly Lakeview Lake was authorized by the River and Harbor Act of 1965, approved 27 October 1965 Public Law 89-298 in accordance with the plan of improvement as outlined in House Document 276 89th Congress, 1st Session. The purpose of the project is flood control, water supply, general recreation, and fish and wildlife enhancement. Joe Pool Lake is located on Mountain Creek, a tributary to the West Fork of the Trinity River, Texas, in southwest Dallas County near Grand Prairie and extends into Tarrant and Ellis Counties. The watershed is southwest of Dallas with a length of approximately 37 miles and lies within parts of Dallas, Tarrant, Ellis, and Johnson Counties. A general plan of the embankment and dike is shown on plate 2, and typical embankment sections are shown on plates 3 and 4. Major structures at the project include an earthfill embankment, an outlet works plates 5 through 10, a spillway plates 11 through 16, and a dike. The embankment and dike are rolled earthfills totaling approximately 24,340 feet in length. The limited service spillway consists of an uncontrolled rectangular broadcrested weir with a crest length of 50 feet.
- Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology