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					           REGION H WATER MANAGEMENT STRATEGY ANALYSIS
                      TECHNICAL MEMORANDUM


STRATEGY TITLE: Potential Reservoir Sites
DATE: July 28, 2000


Introduction

Although Region H is projected to have a net water supply surplus throughout the
planning period, the surplus is predominantly located in the northern and eastern portions
of the region. The projected supply shortages are located in the western and southern
portions of the region. Constructing new reservoirs is one potential strategy to meet the
projected shortages.


Analysis

A review of previously published reservoir studies and basin master plans was conducted
to identify potential water supply reservoirs which could serve Region H. These reports
are summarized in the attached Potential Reservoir Site Descriptions. The water
quantities shown reflect the firm yield of the proposed reservoir.

The development of any new reservoir project will involve extensive technical planning,
environmental studies, and permitting (state and federal) prior to construction. The
planning upon which the following technical memos are based is at an initial conceptual
level to simply compare and contrast multiple potential projects. No detailed
environmental analysis has been performed at this time except for the Allens Creek
Reservoir project. Additional engineering and environmental investigations will be
performed on any of the projects which are selected for further analysis.




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                           ALLENS CREEK RESERVOIR

DESCRIPTION: Located in Austin County, 1 mile north of the City of Wallis. The site
is located on Allens Creek, a tributary to the Brazos River. This site exists within the
Brazos River Basin and is in Region H. A permit has been issued for this project to the
Texas Water Development Board for industrial purposes for a consumptive use of 46,256
acre-feet per year. The BRA and City of Houston have recently submitted a permit
amendment to increase the project yield, change the use type and become project
sponsors. The BRA is in the process of purchasing the entire site from Reliant Energy.
This project is configured as a scalping reservoir that would divert stormwater flows from
the Brazos River and impound these flows into the reservoir to create storage yield. The
maximum dam height is 53 feet. The conservation storage quantity is approximately
145,500 acre-feet at an elevation of 121.0 feet msl.


       FACTORS AFFECTING COST, QUANTITY, AND LAND IMPACTED

COST: $157.3 million (1999).

QUANTITY OF WATER: 99,650 acre-feet per year

LAND IMPACTED: 7,000 acres

PURPOSE : Municipal, Industrial, and Irrigation Water Supply and Recreation

SIGNIFICANT ISSUES AFFECTING FEASIBILITY: This project has been
designated as a unique reservoir site by the Texas Legislature. The project sponsors have
initiated the water rights permitting process. The dam face has been configured to
minimize wetlands associated impacts. No endangered species have been found on the
site. Environmental impacts can be rated as moderate to small. A more recent detailed
study has been completed and additional data can be provided as required.

            Description                   Cost *
 Total Project Cost                      $157,300,000
 Annual Cost (6%, 40 Years)               $10,460,000
 Annual O&M                                $1,593,000
 Total Annual Cost                        $12,053,000
 Unit Cost of Water (per acre-foot)              $121

* Cost data from TNRCC Permit Application for Allens Creek Reservoir.




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                                BEDIAS RESERVOIR

DESCRIPTION: This site is located principally within Madison County about 3.5 miles
west of Hwy. 75 crossing. The site includes Bedias and Caney Creeks. This site exists
within the Trinity River Basin and is in Region H. The upstream drainage area is
approximately of 395 square miles. The dam is proposed with a maximum height of 45
feet and a normal pool elevation of 230.0 feet msl. The reservoir would have
conservation storage of 181,000 acre-feet and would inundate about 13,000 acres. This
project is currently included within the TRA Trinity River Basin Master Plan.



       FACTORS AFFECTING COST, QUANTITY, AND LAND IMPACTED

COST: $132 million (1999).

QUANTITY OF WATER: 90,700 acre-feet per year.

LAND IMPACTED: 27,400 acres

PURPOSE:      Municipal Water Supply and Flood Control

SIGNIFICANT ISSUES AFFECTING FEASIBILITY: Some endangered species
have been identified. There are about 7,328 acres of bottomland hardwoods. Probable
moderate to high impacts on wildlife habitats.

            Description                  Cost
 Total Project Cost                    $132,000,000
 Annual Cost (6%, 40 Years)              $8,778,000
 Annual O&M                              $1,337,000
 Total Annual Cost                      $10,115,000
 Unit Cost of Water (per acre-foot)            $112




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                       (LOWER) LAKE CREEK RESERVOIR

DESCRIPTION: Approximately 5 miles southwest of Conroe on Lake Creek within
southern Montgomery County. The site is located within the San Jacinto River Basin and
is in Region H. The dam is proposed with a maximum height of 69 feet and a normal
pool elevation of 194.0 feet msl. The reservoir would have conservation storage of
approximately 411,900 acre-feet and would inundate about 13,100 acres. This project
was studied by the Bureau of Reclamation in 1988 for the SJRA and deemed the
preferred site of all the potential San Jacinto River basin sites. Burec concluded that this
site has a positive benefit-to-cost (B/C) ratio.



       FACTORS AFFECTING COST, QUANTITY, AND LAND IMPACTED

COST: $339.5 million (1999)

QUANTITY OF WATER: 67,200 acre-feet per year.

LAND IMPACTED: 19,400 acres.

PURPOSE: Municipal Water Supply and Recreation

SIGNIFICANT ISSUES AFFECTING FEASIBILITY: Some endangered species
have been identified. There are about 2,200 acres of bottomland hardwoods. Probable
high environmental impacts. Significant clearing and relocation of utilities and roadways
is required.

            Description                     Cost
 Total Project Cost                       $339,500,000
 Annual Cost (6%, 40 Years)                $22,577,000
 Annual O&M                                 $3,438,000
 Total Annual Cost                         $26,015,000
 Unit Cost of Water (per acre-foot)               $387




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                              MILLICAN RESERVOIR
                               Panther Creek Dam site

DESCRIPTION: The dam site is located on the Navasota River due east of Bryan-
College Station at Highway 30. This site is primarily in Brazos, Grimes, Robertson and
Leon counties. It exists within the Brazos basin and is located within Regions G and H.
This site was investigated for flood control and water supply and water supply only. The
Panther Creek site was evaluated as part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers report
entitled Millican Lake, Texas Design Memorandum No. 3, General Phase 1 – Plan
Formulation.
It has an upstream drainage area of approximately 1,821 square miles. The dam is
proposed with a maximum height of 83.0 feet msl with a top of conservation pool at
273.0 feet.


       FACTORS AFFECTING COST, QUANTITY, AND LAND IMPACTED

COST: $1,237.3 million (1999).

QUANTITY OF WATER: 235,200 ac-ft per year.

LAND IMPACTED: 47,550 acres.

PURPOSE: Municipal and Flood Control

SIGNIFICANT ISSUES AFFECTING FEASIBILITY: Inundation of the Yegua
Lignite, Kurten oil and gas field, inundation of marsh areas. Probable high
environmental impacts.

            Description                   Cost*
 Total Project Cost                   $1,237,318,000
 Annual Cost (6%, 40 Years)              $82,232,000
 Annual O&M                               $3,869,000
 Total Annual Cost                       $86,101,000
 Unit Cost of Water (per acre-foot)             $366

* Cost data from Brazos G Water Planning Group




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                              MILLICAN RESERVOIR
                              Bundic Crossing Dam site

DESCRIPTION: The dam site is located on the Navasota River, immediately north of
Highway 190, northeast of Bryan-College Station. The site is primarily within Brazos,
Madison, Robertson and Leon counties. It exists within the Brazos basin and is located
within Regions G and H. The Panther Creek site was evaluated as part of the U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers report entitled Millican Lake, Texas Design Memorandum No. 3,
General Phase 1 – Plan Formulation. It had historically been titled the Navasota
Reservoir project. This site is smaller in configuration than the Millican-Panther Creek
site with an upstream drainage area of about 1,418 acres. The dam height is 84.0 feet
with a top of conservation pool at 276.0 msl.


       FACTORS AFFECTING COST, QUANTITY, AND LAND IMPACTED

COST: $552.4 million (1999).

QUANTITY OF WATER: 73,800 ac-ft per year.

LAND IMPACTED: 34,000 acres.

PURPOSE: Municipal Water Supply and Flood Control

SIGNIFICANT ISSUES AFFECTING FEASIBILITY: Avoids Manning and Yegua
lignite, avoids Kurten oil and gas field, avoids the Wilcox lignite in the upper river
reaches and avoids significant bottomland hardwood population. Size of lake would be
constrained by the Wilcox lignite, and inundation of marsh area upstream of Old San
Antonio Road. Probable moderate to high environmental and instream flows impacts.


            Description                  Cost *
 Total Project Cost                     $552,370,000
 Annual Cost (6%, 40 Years)              $36,711,000
 Annual O&M                               $3,249,000
 Total Annual Cost                       $39,960,000
 Unit Cost of Water (per acre-foot)             $541

* Cost data from Brazos G Water Planning Group




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                            TEHUACANA RESERVOIR

DESCRIPTION: This site is located primarily within Freestone County north of
Fairfield off FM 488. The site is located on Tehuacana Creek within the Trinity River
basin. It exists within Region C. The project would have an upstream drainage basin of
about 350 square miles. It is proposed to have conservation storage of about 300,000
acre-feet. The dam height would be 50 feet with a normal pool elevation of 309.0 feet.
The reservoir would inundate about 13,500 acres. This project is included within the
TRA Trinity River Basin Master Plan.


       FACTORS AFFECTING COST, QUANTITY, AND LAND IMPACTED

COST: $169 million (1999).

QUANTITY OF WATER: 61,100 acre-feet per year.

LAND IMPACTED: 19,000 acres

PURPOSE: Municipal Water Supply

SIGNIFICANT ISSUES AFFECTING FEASIBILITY: Some endangered species
have been identified. Major ecological concerns have been expressed. There are
approximately 7,000 acres of bottomland hardwoods. Probable moderate to high
environmental impacts.


            Description                   Cost
 Total Project Cost                     $169,000,000
 Annual Cost (6%, 40 Years)              $11,239,000
 Annual O&M                               $1,712,000
 Total Annual Cost                       $12,951,000
 Unit Cost of Water (per acre-foot)             $212




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                        TENNESSEE COLONY RESERVOIR

DESCRIPTION: Project is located in Anderson and Freestone Counties, about 22
miles west of Palestine, Texas. It exists within the middle Trinity basin within Regions C
and I. This project is on the mainstem of the Trinity River so the upstream drainage area
is approximately 12,700 square miles. The reservoir would inundate approximately
80,000 acres at a normal pool elevation of 265.0 msl. The total controlled storage is
about 1,290,000 acre-feet. This project is included within the TRA Trinity River Basin
Master Plan.


       FACTORS AFFECTING COST, QUANTITY, AND LAND IMPACTED

COST: $2,061 million (1999).

QUANTITY OF WATER: 405,800 acre-feet per year.

LAND IMPACTED: 147,200 acres

PURPOSE: Municipal Water Supply and Recreation

SIGNIFICANT ISSUES AFFECTING FEASIBILITY: Development of this project
would significantly reduce the current yield of Lake Livingston. Some endangered
species have been identified. Major ecological concerns have been expressed. A large
lignite deposit is located on the reservoir site. There are 34,800 acres of bottomland
hardwoods. Probable high environmental and instream flow impacts.


            Description                    Cost
 Total Project Cost                    $2,061,000,000
 Annual Cost (6%, 40 Years)              $137,057,000
 Annual O&M                               $20,873,000
 Total Annual Cost                       $157,930,000
 Unit Cost of Water (per acre-foot)              $389




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                           LITTLE RIVER RESERVOIR

DESCRIPTION: This site is located on the main stem of the Little River just upstream
from its confluence with the Brazos River. It would be near the City of Cameron, Texas.
It is located within Milam County. It is located within the Brazos River basin within
Region G. The site would have a surface area of 35,000 acres and a storage volume of
about 930,000 acre-feet. The approximately 7,500 square mile upstream drainage area is
uncontrolled which produces a significant yield. The fully developed site would have a
yield of about 129,000 acre-feet per year.


       FACTORS AFFECTING COST, QUANTITY, AND LAND IMPACTED

COST: $ 361 million (1999)

QUANTITY OF WATER: 129,000 acre-feet per year

LAND IMPACTED: 35,000 acres

PURPOSE: Municipal Water Supply

SIGNIFICANT ISSUES AFFECTING FEASIBILITY: Probable moderate to high
impacts on environmental water needs and instream flows on the Little River. Reservoir
would conflict with a Potential Unique Stream Segment on Little River in Milam County.
Possible low to moderate impacts on fish and wildlife habitat, including possible low
impact on one federally listed bird species and on endangered amphibian species.
Probable high impact on cultural resources, especially near the City of Cameron.


            Description                  Cost *
 Total Project Cost                     $361,065,000
 Annual Cost (6%, 40 Years)              $24,177,000
 Annual O&M                               $1,275,000
 Total Annual Cost                       $25,452,000
 Unit Cost of Water (per acre-foot)             $197

* Cost data from Brazos G Water Planning Group




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                                CANEY RESERVOIR

DESCRIPTION: This site is located within Trinity County about 10 miles east of the
town of Trinity. The project is on Caney Creek about 5 miles from the confluence of the
Trinity River. It is in the Trinity River Basin and exists within Region H. This project
would have an upstream drainage area of approximately 68 square miles. The
conservation storage is about 31,000 acre-feet. The dam would have a maximum height
of about 42 feet and the normal pool elevation is at about 166.0 feet msl. The reservoir
would inundate a minimum of about 2,000 acres. This project is included within the
TRA Trinity River Basin Master Plan. This project has historically been considered a
local project suited for water users within Trinity County.


       FACTORS AFFECTING COST, QUANTITY, AND LAND IMPACTED

COST: Detailed costs have not been developed.

QUANTITY OF WATER: 15,700 acre-feet.

LAND IMPACTED:

SIGNIFICANT ISSUES AFFECTING FEASIBILITY:

            Description                    Cost
 Total Project Cost                                  $
 Annual Cost (6%, 40 Years)                          $
 Annual O&M
 Total Annual Cost
 Unit Cost of Water (per acre-foot)




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                             CLEVELAND RESERVOIR

DESCRIPTION: This site is located in San Jacinto County approximately 8 miles
northwest of Cleveland on the East Fork of the San Jacinto River. It exists within the San
Jacinto River Basin and is located within Region H. The upstream drainage area is about
310 square miles. The dam height is proposed at an elevation of 71.0 feet msl.


       FACTORS AFFECTING COST, QUANTITY, AND LAND IMPACTED

COST: $199 million (1999).

QUANTITY OF WATER: 65,900 acre-feet per year

LAND IMPACTED: 33,000 acres

PURPOSE: Municipal Water Supply and Flood Control

SIGNIFICANT ISSUES AFFECTING FEASIBILITY: This site is partially located
within the Sam Houston National Forest. Some endangered species have been identified.
There are about 2,300 acres of bottomland hardwoods.


            Description                      Cost
 Total Project Cost                     $ 199 ,000,000
 Annual Cost (6%, 40 Years)               $ 13,234,000
 Annual O&M                                 $ 2,015,000
 Total Annual Cost                         $15,249,000
 Unit Cost of Water (per acre-foot)                $231




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                              HARMONS RESERVOIR

DESCRIPTION: This site is located within Walker County about 6 miles northeast of
the City of Huntsville. The project is on Harmons Creek within the Trinity River Basin.
It is located within Region H. The upstream drainage area is approximately 43 square
miles creating conservation storage of about 20,000 acre-feet. The dam would have a
height of about 45 feet and the normal pool elevation would be at about 188.0 feet msl.
This reservoir would inundate approximately 1,100 acres. This site has historically been
considered for local water supply purposes within Walker County. This project is
included within the TRA Trinity River Basin Master Plan.


       FACTORS AFFECTING COST, QUANTITY, AND LAND IMPACTED

COST: Detailed costs have not been developed

QUANTITY OF WATER: 10,100 acre-feet per year.

LAND IMPACTED:

PURPOSE: Municipal Water Supply

SIGNIFICANT ISSUES AFFECTING FEASIBILITY:


            Description                    Cost
 Total Project Cost                                  $
 Annual Cost (6%, 40 Years)                          $
 Annual O&M
 Total Annual Cost
 Unit Cost of Water (per acre-foot)




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                               HUMBLE RESERVOIR

DESCRIPTION: This site is located near the confluence of Spring and Cypress creeks
about one mile northwest of the City of Humble on the West Fork of the San Jacinto
River. This site is located within Harris and Montgomery Counties within the San
Jacinto River basin and exists within Region H. This site was studied by Burec for the
SJRA and eliminated from detailed analysis due to high development costs, per unit costs
of water and/or environmental impacts.


       FACTORS AFFECTING COST, QUANTITY, AND LAND IMPACTED

COST: Detailed costs have not been developed

QUANTITY OF WATER:

LAND IMPACTED: 35,800 acres

PURPOSE: Municipal Water Supply

SIGNIFICANT ISSUES AFFECTING FEASIBILITY: This site now exists within
the backwater of Lake Houston and within highly developed urban landuses.


            Description                    Cost
 Total Project Cost                                 $
 Annual Cost (6%, 40 Years)                         $
 Annual O&M
 Total Annual Cost
 Unit Cost of Water (per acre-foot)




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                        HURRICANE BAYOU RESERVOIR

DESCRIPTION: This site is located within Houston County about 6 miles west of the
City of Crockett. The project exists on Hurricane Bayou about four miles east of its
confluence with the Trinity River. It exists within the Trinity River basin and within
Region I. This project has an upstream drainage basin of about 109 square miles and it
would have conservation storage of about 50,000 acre-feet. The dam would have a
proposed height of about 40 feet and the normal pool elevation would be at elevation
210.0 feet msl. The reservoir would inundate about 3,200 acres. This project has
historically been viewed to serve local municipal water supply users within Houston
County. This project is currently included within the TRA Trinity River Basin Master
Plan.



       FACTORS AFFECTING COST, QUANTITY, AND LAND IMPACTED

COST: Detailed costs have not been developed

QUANTITY OF WATER: 17,900 acre-feet per year.

LAND IMPACTED:

PURPOSE: Municipal Water Supply

SIGNIFICANT ISSUES AFFECTING FEASIBILITY:



            Description                    Cost
 Total Project Cost                                 $
 Annual Cost (6%, 40 Years)                         $
 Annual O&M
 Total Annual Cost
 Unit Cost of Water (per acre-foot)




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                             LONG KING RESERVOIR

DESCRIPTION: This site is located within Polk County about 6 miles north of the City
of Livingston. The project is on Long King Creek within the Trinity River basin and
exists within Region H. The upstream drainage basin is about 96 square miles, which
would produce conservation storage of about 44,000 acre-feet. The dam would have a
maximum height of about 40 feet. This site would inundate about 3,200 acres. This
project has been historically viewed to serve local municipal water users within Polk
County. This project is included within the TRA Trinity River Basin Master Plan.



       FACTORS AFFECTING COST, QUANTITY, AND LAND IMPACTED

COST: Detailed costs have not been developed

QUANTITY OF WATER: 20,200 acre-feet per year.

LAND IMPACTED:

PURPOSE: Municipal Water Supply

SIGNIFICANT ISSUES AFFECTING FEASIBILITY:



            Description                  Cost
 Total Project Cost                                $
 Annual Cost (6%, 40 Years)                        $
 Annual O&M
 Total Annual Cost
 Unit Cost of Water (per acre-foot)




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                          LOWER KEECHIE RESERVOIR

DESCRIPTION: This site is located in Leon County about 10 miles southeast of
Centerville. This site exists on Lower Keechi creek within the Trinity River basin and it
is within Region H. The dam site is about 4 miles upstream from the confluence of
Lower Keechi Creek and the Trinity River. The upstream drainage area is about 160
square miles and it would have conservation storage of approximately 74,000 acre-feet.
The dam would have a height of about 55 feet with a normal pool elevation of about
225.0 feet msl. This reservoir would inundate approximately 4,000 acres. This project
has historically been viewed to serve local municipal water supply users within Leon
County. This project is currently included within the TRA Trinity River Basin Master
Plan.



       FACTORS AFFECTING COST, QUANTITY, AND LAND IMPACTED

COST: Detailed costs have not been developed.

QUANTITY OF WATER: 25,800 acre-feet per year.

LAND IMPACTED:

PURPOSE: Municipal Water Supply

SIGNIFICANT ISSUES AFFECTING FEASIBILITY:


            Description                     Cost
 Total Project Cost                                   $
 Annual Cost (6%, 40 Years)                           $
 Annual O&M
 Total Annual Cost
 Unit Cost of Water (per acre-foot)




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                              MUSTANG RESERVOIR

DESCRIPTION: This site is located in Houston County about 12 miles southeast of
Crockett. The dam site is on Mustang Creek within the Trinity River basin. The project
exists within Regions H and I. The upstream drainage basin is about 70 square miles and
would create conservation storage of about 32,000 acre-feet. The dam is proposed with a
height of about 48 feet and the normal pool elevation would be at about 233.0 feet msl.
The reservoir would inundate about 2,900 acres. This site has historically been viewed to
serve local municipal water users within Houston County. This project is included within
the TRA Trinity River Basin Master Plan.



       FACTORS AFFECTING COST, QUANTITY, AND LAND IMPACTED

COST: Detailed costs have not been developed

QUANTITY OF WATER: 15,700 acre-feet per year.

LAND IMPACTED:

PURPOSE: Municipal Water Supply

SIGNIFICANT ISSUES AFFECTING FEASIBILITY:


            Description                    Cost
 Total Project Cost                                  $
 Annual Cost (6%, 40 Years)                          $
 Annual O&M
 Total Annual Cost
 Unit Cost of Water (per acre-foot)




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                               NELSONS RESERVOIR

DESCRIPTION: This site is located in Walker County about 8 miles due north of the
City of Huntsville. The project exists on Nelsons Creek within the Trinity River basin
about 4 miles upstream of the confluence with the Trinity River. This site is within
Region H. The upstream drainage basin is about 77 square miles and would create
conservation storage of about 35,000 acre-feet. The dam would have a height of 28 feet
and the normal pool elevation would be at about 201.0 feet msl. This project would
inundate about 3,200 acres. This project has been historically viewed to serve local
municipal water users within Walker County. This project is included within the TRA
Trinity River Basin Master Plan.



       FACTORS AFFECTING COST, QUANTITY, AND LAND IMPACTED

COST: Detailed costs have not been developed

QUANTITY OF WATER: 17,900 acre-feet per year.

LAND IMPACTED:

PURPOSE: Municipal Water Supply

SIGNIFICANT ISSUES AFFECTING FEASIBILITY:


            Description                   Cost
 Total Project Cost                                 $
 Annual Cost (6%, 40 Years)                         $
 Annual O&M
 Total Annual Cost
 Unit Cost of Water (per acre-foot)




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                           UPPER KEECHI RESERVOIR

DESCRIPTION: This site is located within Freestone County near its boundary with
Leon County. The project is on Upper Keechi Creek about 8 miles upstream of its
confluence with the Trinity River. The dam site is about 2 miles upstream of Highway
79. It is within the Trinity River basin and within Region C. The upstream drainage
basin is about 98 square miles and the project would have about 45,000 acre-feet of
conservation storage. The dam height would be about 40 feet and the normal pool
elevation would be at 308.0 msl. The reservoir would inundate approximately 3,300
acres. This site has been viewed to serve local municipal water users within Freestone
County. The project is currently included within the TRA Trinity River Basin Master
Plan.



       FACTORS AFFECTING COST, QUANTITY, AND LAND IMPACTED

COST: Detailed costs have not been developed

QUANTITY OF WATER: 15,700 acre-feet.

LAND IMPACTED:

PURPOSE: Municipal Water Supply

SIGNIFICANT ISSUES AFFECTING FEASIBILITY:


            Description                    Cost
 Total Project Cost                                  $
 Annual Cost (6%, 40 Years)                          $
 Annual O&M
 Total Annual Cost
 Unit Cost of Water (per acre-foot)




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                           SPRING CREEK RESERVOIR

DESCRIPTION: This site is located on Spring Creek on the Harris and Montgomery
County border, approximately 4 miles southwest of the Woodlands. This site exists
within the San Jacinto River basin and is located within Region H. Due to its relatively
small yield, it is limited for use within Montgomery County.



       FACTORS AFFECTING COST, QUANTITY, AND LAND IMPACTED

COST: $ 21,255,000

QUANTITY OF WATER: 7,500 acre-feet per year.

LAND IMPACTED: 1,000 acres

PURPOSE: Municipal Water Supply

SIGNIFICANT ISSUES AFFECTING FEASIBILITY:


            Description                     Cost
 Total Project Cost                       $ 21,255,000
 Annual Cost (6%, 40 Years)                 $1,413,000
 Annual O&M                                   $215,000
 Total Annual Cost                          $1,628,000
 Unit Cost of Water (per acre-foot)               $217




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