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Inventory of Gate-Sensing Equipment at 14 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Dams in Texas

By Glenn R. Harwell

U.S. Geological Survey
Open-File Report 2005–1439

In cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers


Abstract

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is a worldwide organization that provides engineering services, environmental restoration, and construction support for a wide variety of civil and military projects. The primary civil mission of the USACE is developing and managing the Nation's water resources. USACE develops projects to reduce flood damage, improve navigation channels and harbors, protect wetlands, and preserve, safeguard, and enhance the environment. Additional missions of the Corps include managing federal real estate, assisting communities with emergency operations and recovery, and providing recreation opportunities.

Accurate and timely information on reservoir gate openings is critical for managing flood pools, reducing flood damage downstream from reservoirs, delivering drinking-water supplies, and meeting an assortment of competing downstream water-use needs. Documentation, operation, and maintenance of gate sensors are needed so that reliable, timely information is available to USACE to make reservoir operation decisions.

USACE requested that the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) prepare an inventory and documentation of existing gate-sensing equipment at 14 reservoirs that will serve as a user’s manual for operating the equipment. The 14 reservoirs include Aquilla Lake, Bardwell Lake, Benbrook Lake, Canyon Lake, Georgetown Lake, Granger Lake, Grapevine Lake, Jim Chapman Lake, Joe Pool Lake, Lake O’ the Pines, Ray Roberts Lake, Somerville Lake, Stillhouse Hollow Lake, and Wright Patman Lake.

This report presents the inventory and documentation of the existing gate-sensing equipment at the 14. The report is organized by lake; information in each lake section includes location of lake and intake structure, directions to each lake (road log), access, equipment description, operation and maintenance information, job hazard analysis, wiring diagrams, photographs, and datalogger programs. The report also includes a list of contact information for the different manufacturers of equipment in service at the lakes.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Acknowledgments

Manufacturer Contact Information

08093350 Aquilla Lake Above Aquilla, Tex.

Location

Road Log

Access

Equipment Description

Operation and Maintenance

Procedures During a Routine Inspection

Procedures to Recalibrate Floodgates No. 1 and No. 2

Procedures During an Annual Inspection

Job Hazard Analysis

Site-Specific Job Hazards

Aquilla Lake Sutron 8210 Setup File (ALAT2.SET)

08063700 Bardwell Lake Near Ennis, Tex.

Location

Road Log

Access

Equipment Description

Operation and Maintenance

Procedures During a Routine Inspection

Procedures to Recalibrate Floodgates No. 1 and No. 2

Procedures During an Annual Inspection

Job Hazard Analysis

Site-Specific Job Hazards

Bardwell Lake Sutron 8210 Setup File (BLNE2.SET)

08046500 Benbrook Lake Near Benbrook, Tex.

Location

Road Log

Access

Equipment Description

Operation and Maintenance

Procedures During a Routine Inspection

Procedures to Recalibrate Floodgates No. 1 and No. 2

Procedures to Recalibrate Low-Flow Gate No. 1

Procedures During an Annual Inspection

Job Hazard Analysis

Site-Specific Job Hazards

Benbrook Lake Sutron 8210 Setup File (BNBT2.SET)

Benbrook Lake Sutron 8210 Basic Program (BNBT2.BAS)

08167700 Canyon Lake Near New Braunfels, Tex.

Location

Road Log

Access

Equipment Description

Operation and Maintenance

Procedures During a Routine Inspection

Procedures to Recalibrate Floodgates No. 1 and No. 2

Procedures to Recalibrate Precision Digital Displays

Procedures During an Annual Inspection

Job Hazard Analysis

Site-Specific Job Hazards

Canyon Lake Sutron 8210 Setup file (CANYONLK.SET)

08104650 Georgetown Lake Near Georgetown, Tex.

Location

Road Log

Access

Equipment Description

Operation and Maintenance

Procedures During a Routine Inspection

Procedures to Recalibrate Floodgates No. 1 and No. 2 and Low-Flow Gate

Procedures to Recalibrate Red Lion Controls Digital Displays

Procedures During an Annual Inspection

Job Hazard Analysis

Site-Specific Job Hazards

Georgetown Lake Sutron 8210 Setup File (LAKGEORG.SET)

08105600 Granger Lake Near Granger, Tex.

Location

Road Log

Access

Equipment Description

Operation and Maintenance

Procedures During a Routine Inspection

Procedures to Recalibrate Floodgates No. 1 and No. 2 and the Low-Flow Gate

Procedures During an Annual Inspection

Job Hazard Analysis

Site-Specific Job Hazards

Granger Lake Sutron 8210 Setup File (GRANGER.SET)

08105600 Grapevine Lake Near Grapevine, Tex.

Location

Road Log

Access

Equipment Description

Operation and Maintenance

Procedures During a Routine Inspection

Procedures to Recalibrate Floodgates No. 1 and No. 2

Procedures to Recalibrate Low-Flow Gates No. 1 and No. 2

Procedures During an Annual Inspection

Job Hazard Analysis

Site-Specific Job Hazards

Grapevine Lake Sutron 8210 Setup File (GPVT2.SET)

07342495 Jim Chapman Lake Near Cooper, Tex.

Location

Road Log

Access

Equipment Description

Operation and Maintenance

Procedures During a Routine Inspection

Procedures to Recalibrate Floodgates No. 1 and No. 2

Procedures to Recalibrate Low-Flow Gates No. 1 and No. 2

Procedures During an Annual Inspection

Job Hazard Analysis

Site-Specific Job Hazards

Jim Chapman Lake Sutron 8210 Setup File (SCLT2.SET)

Jim Chapman Lake Sutron 8210 Basic Program (SCLT2.BAS)

08049800 Joe Pool Lake Near Duncanville, Tex.

Location

Road Log

Access

Equipment Description

Operation and Maintenance

Procedures During a Routine Inspection

Procedures to Recalibrate Floodgates No. 1 and No. 2

Procedures to Recalibrate the Low-Flow Gate

Procedures During an Annual Inspection

Job Hazard Analysis

Site-Specific Job Hazards

Joe Pool Lake Sutron 8210 Setup File (JPLK.SET)

Joe Pool Lake Sutron 8210 Basic Program (JPLK.BAS)

07345900 Lake O’ the Pines Near Jefferson, Tex.

Location

Road Log

Access

Equipment Description

Operation and Maintenance

Procedures during a Routine Inspection

Procedures to Recalibrate Floodgates No. 1 and No. 2

Procedures During an Annual Inspection

Job Hazard Analysis

Site-Specific Job Hazards

Lake O’ the Pines Sutron 8210 Setup File (JFST2.SET)

Lake O’ the Pines Sutron 8210 Basic Program (JFST2.BAS)

08051100 Ray Roberts Lake Near Pilot Point, Tex.

Location

Road Log

Access

Equipment Description

Operation and Maintenance

Procedures During a Routine Inspection

Procedures to Recalibrate Floodgates No. 1 and No. 2

Procedures During an Annual Inspection

Job Hazard Analysis

Site-Specific Job Hazards

Ray Roberts Lake Sutron 8210 Setup File (RRLT2.SET)

08109900 Somerville Lake Near Somerville, Tex.

Location

Road Log

Access

Equipment Description

Operation and Maintenance

Procedures During a Routine Inspection

Procedures to Recalibrate Floodgates No. 1 and No. 2

Procedures During an Annual Inspection

Job Hazard Analysis

Site-Specific Job Hazards

Somerville Lake Sutron 8210 Setup File (LAKSOMER.SET)

08104050 Stillhouse Hollow Lake Near Belton, Tex.

Location

Road Log

Access

Equipment Description

Operation and Maintenance

Procedures During a Routine Inspection

Procedures to Recalibrate Floodgates No. 1 and No. 2 and Emergency Gates No. 1 and No. 2

Procedures During an Annual Inspection

Job Hazard Analysis

Site-Specific Job Hazards

Stillhouse Hollow Lake Sutron 8210 Setup File (STIT2.SET)

07344200 Wright Patman Lake Near Texarkana, Tex.

Location

Road Log

Access

Equipment Description

Operation and Maintenance

Procedures During a Routine Inspection

Procedures to Recalibrate Floodgates No. 1, No. 2, No. 3, and No. 4

Procedures During an Annual Inspection

Job Hazard Analysis

Site-Specific Job Hazards

Wright Patman Lake Sutron 8200A Setup File (TXKT2.SET)

Wright Patman Lake Sutron 8200A Basic Program (TXKT2.BAS)

Figures

1.   Aquilla Lake Sutron 8210 Wiring Panel
2.   Aquilla Lake Equipment Wiring Diagram
3.   Equipment box at Aquilla Lake
4.   Gate-sensing equipment at Aquilla Lake
5.   Floodgate No. 2 equipment at Aquilla Lake
6.   Bardwell Lake Sutron 8210 Wiring Panel
7.   Bardwell Lake Equipment Wiring Diagram
8.   Gate-sensing equipment at Bardwell Lake
9.   Floodgate No. 2 controls and reference ruler at Bardwell Lake
10.   Internal Limitorque resistor at Bardwell Lake
11.   Gears of the Limitorque internal resistor at Bardwell Lake
12.   Benbrook Lake Sutron 8210 Wiring Panel
13.   Benbrook Lake Equipment Wiring Diagram
14.   Benbrook Lake Sutron 8210 and digital displays
15.   Gate-sensing equipment at Benbrook Lake
16.   Low-Flow Gate No. 1 equipment at Benbrook Lake
17.   Canyon Lake Sutron 8210 Wiring Panel
18.   Canyon Lake Equipment Wiring Diagram
19.   Precision Digital displays and control box at Canyon Lake
20.   Floodgate No. 1 pointer and ruler at Canyon Lake
21.   Floodgate No. 2 position sensor and transmitter at Canyon Lake
22.   Sutron 8210 datalogger, elevator, and hydraulic pumps at Canyon Lake
23.   Georgetown Lake Sutron 8210 Wiring Panel
24.   Georgetown Lake Equipment Wiring Diagram
25.   Equipment box with Sutron 8210 and battery at Georgetown Lake
26.   Digital displays and controls at Georgetown Lake
27.   Gate-sensing equipment at Georgetown Lake
28.   Equipment boxes with terminal strips connecting equipment and digital displays at Georgetown Lake (see fig. 24)
29.   Terminal strips connecting equipment at Georgetown Lake
30.   Granger Lake Sutron 8210 Wiring Panel
31.   Granger Lake Equipment Wiring Diagram
32.   Equipment boxes at Granger Lake
33.   Gate-sensing equipment at Granger Lake
34.   Low-flow gate and selective withdrawal gates at Granger Lake
35.   Hydraulic cylinder at Granger Lake
36.   Grapevine Lake Sutron 8210 Wiring Panel
37.   Grapevine Lake Equipment Wiring Diagram
38.   Gate-sensing equipment at Grapevine Lake
39.   Sutron 8210 datalogger and wiring layout for Grapevine Lake
40.   Low-Flow Gate No. 1 gate-sensing equipment at Grapevine Lake
41.   Jim Chapman Lake Sutron 8210 Wiring Panel
42.   Jim Chapman Lake Equipment Wiring Diagram
43.   Equipment box at Jim Chapman Lake
44.   Low-Flow Gate No. 2 and withdrawal gates at Jim Chapman Lake
45.   Floodgate No. 1 equipment and digital display at Jim Chapman Lake
46.   Joe Pool Lake Sutron 8210 Wiring Panel
47.   Joe Pool Lake Equipment Wiring Diagram
48.   Sutron 8210 datalogger and Satlink at Joe Pool Lake
49.   Digital displays and electricity supply at Joe Pool Lake
50.   Gate-sensing equipment at Joe Pool Lake
51.   Low-flow gate and withdrawal gates at Joe Pool Lake
52.   Lake O’ the Pines Sutron 8210 Wiring Panel
53.   Lake O’ the Pines Equipment Wiring Diagram
54.   Sutron 8210 datalogger at Lake O’ the Pines
55.   Digital displays at Lake O’ the Pines
56.   Gate-sensing equipment at Lake O’ the Pines
57.   Ray Roberts Lake Sutron 8210 Wiring Panel
58.   Ray Roberts Lake Equipment Wiring Diagram
59.   Gate-sensing equipment at Ray Roberts Lake
60.   Ruler and pointer reference for Floodgate No. 2 at Ray Roberts Lake
61.   Somerville Lake Sutron 8210 Wiring Panel
62.   Somerville Lake Equipment Wiring Diagram
63.   Gate-sensing equipment at Somerville Lake
64.   Stillhouse Hollow Sutron 8210 Wiring Panel
65.   Stillhouse Hollow Equipment Wiring Diagram
66.   Sutron 8210 datalogger and gate controls at Stillhouse Hollow Lake
67.   Manual control levers and equipment at Stillhouse Hollow Lake
68.   Hydraulic cylinder for Floodgate No. 1 at Stillhouse Hollow Lake
69.   Wright Patman Lake Sutron 8200A Wiring Panel
70.   Wright Patman Lake Equipment Wiring Diagram
71.   Sutron datalogger at Wright Patman Lake
72.   Gate-sensing equipment at Wright Patman Lake

Tables

1.   Aquilla Lake Equipment Inventory
2.   Bardwell Lake Equipment Inventory
3.   Benbrook Lake Equipment Inventory
4.   Canyon Lake Equipment Inventory
5.   Georgetown Lake Equipment Inventory
6.   Granger Lake Equipment Inventory
7.   Grapevine Lake Equipment Inventory
8.   Jim Chapman Lake Equipment Inventory
9.   Joe Pool Lake Equipment Inventory
10.   Lake O’ the Pines Equipment Inventory
11.   Ray Roberts Lake Equipment Inventory
12.   Somerville Lake Equipment Inventory
13.   Stillhouse Hollow Lake Equipment Inventory
14.   Wright Patman Lake Equipment Inventory

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