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June 16th, 2008
A closer look: Flood control dams

Dam No. 1 (Freeman Dam)

Sink Creek

Started: October 1981

Completed: November 1983

Contractor: R.W. McKinney
and
T.L. James Co. Inc. (Waco)

Cost: $2,880,135

Drainage Area: 33.57 square miles

Height: 80 feet

Length: 2,907 feet

Dam No. 2

Sink Creek

Started: February 1985

Completed: October 1985

Contractor: W.H. Cardner Inc. (Ark.)

Cost: $1,240,790

Drainage Area: 4.35 square miles

Height: 50 feet

Length: 1,894 feet

Dam No. 3

Sink Creek

Started: February 1990

Completed: February 1991

Contractor: W.H. Cardner Inc. (Ark.)

Cost: $2,320,354

Drainage Area: 5.67 square miles

Height: 60 feet

Length: 988 feet

Dam No. 4 (Robinson Dam)

Purgatory Creek

Started: September 1983

Completed: March 1985

Contractor: W.H. Cardner Inc. (Ark.)

Cost: $2,419,013

Drainage Area: 20.17 square miles

Height: 100 feet

Length: 977 feet

Dam No. 5

Purgatory Creek

Started: May 1987

Completed: October 1989

Contractor: Bandas Industries

Cost: $3,308,814

Drainage Area: 14.41 square miles

Height: 71 feet

Length: 2,959 feet

RELATED IN THE MERCURY

» GRAPHIC: Map showing flood control dam locations 06/16/08

» GRAPHIC: Details of each dam 06/16/08

» Tour stresses importance of flood control dams 06/16/08

DOWNLOADS

Reprint of articles by Brad Rollins originally published in the San Marcos Daily Record

» Inspection report kick starts maintenance on flood control dams 05/30/06

» Condition of flood control dams to be watched more closely 07/27/06

» County dam maintenance completed 10/15/06

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