Barney M Davis Cooling Reservoir (Nueces-Rio Grande River Basin)

Barney M Davis Cooling Reservoir is located about 14 miles southeast of Corpus Christi in Nueces County.  It is an off channel reservoir and water is pumped from Laguna Madre, an arm of Gulf of Mexico.  It is owned by Central Power And Light Company for cooling to its power generation units.  Construction of the dam was completed in 1973.  The dam is a soil cement ring levee with a total length of about 33,913 feet and maximum height of 26 feet.  The reservoir has a capacity of 6,600 acre feet encompassing a surface area of 1,099 acres at the conservation pool elevation of 26 feet above mean sea level.