TRADINGHOUSE CREEK RESERVOIR
TRADINGHOUSE CREEK RESERVOIR. Tradinghouse Creek Reservoir is on Tradinghouse Creek in the Brazos River Basin eight miles east of Waco and one mile north of Hallsburg in eastern McLennan County (at 31°33' N, 96°59' W). The project is owned and operated by the Texas Power and Light Company and is used to run a power station, as well as for recreational purposes. Amis Construction Company, the general contractor for the project, began work on the Tradinghouse Creek Dam on February 13, 1967; the work was completed on September 24, 1968, and impoundment of water began on July 5, 1968. The reservoir has a normal capacity of 37,814 acre-feet and maximum impoundment capacity of 57,032. The dam is made of earth, is 7,600 feet long, and has a 1,500-foot uncontrolled spillway. Water is circulated from the reservoir to the power plant and back to the reservoir. The drainage area above the dam is thirty-nine square miles.
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