The Reservoir - Dam, Spillway and Intake Structure

UTRWD is building various different pieces to complete Lake Ralph Hall:

  • Leon Hurse Dam, approximately 2.3 miles long

  • Spillway (to release excess water back into the North Sulphur River)

  • Intake structure and pump station (to move water to the balancing reservoir, where it can be pumped through pipelines to treatment). The station will initially be able to pump up to 45 million gallons per day (MGD) and eventually up to 80 MGD.

Construction on the reservoir began early 2021, and work will continue through 2026.

Videos and Photos of Work on Lake Ralph Hall and Leon Hurse Dam:

Clearing the dam footprint area December 2021

Clearing the dam footprint area December 2021