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Nueces River and Tributaries, Texas. Profiles of Nueces River.

Description: Map of the Nueces River and its tributaries, showing spillways, dams, proposed sites for dams, average bank lines, elevations above mean sea level datum (in feet), and U.S. Geological Survey river flow gauges. The map also includes highways and major towns located near the river banks. Scale varies.
Date: May 1944
Creator: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Guadalupe and San Antonio Rivers, Texas. Profile Guadalupe River.

Description: Map of the Guadalupe and San Antonio Rivers and their tributaries, showing spillways, dams, proposed sites for dams, oil pipelines, average bank lines, elevations above mean sea level datum (in feet), and U.S. Geological Survey river flow gauges. The map also includes highways and major towns located near the river banks. Scale varies.
Date: May 1950
Creator: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Guadalupe and San Antonio Rivers, Texas. Profile San Antonio River.

Description: Map of the Guadalupe and San Antonio Rivers and their tributaries, showing spillways, dams, proposed sites for dams, oil pipelines, average bank lines, bridges, elevations above mean sea level datum (in feet), and U.S. Geological Survey river flow gauges. The map also includes highways and major towns located near the river banks. Scale varies.
Date: May 1950
Creator: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Austin Dam broken in Colorado River flood]

Description: Photograph of Southeast view of the Austin Dam on the Colorado River after breaking during a flood. The dam was built in 1890 in an attempt to bring industry to the city, but failed after upriver storms sent a flood cracking the dam and killing eight people when the powerhouse flooded.
Date: 1900
Creator: Marks, H.R.
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Spillway and Hydraulic Fill]

Description: Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered P-22) is of a lake near a row of buildings and a bridge being constructed. The second image (numbered P-21) is of a river between long dirt hills with piping along the top of one side. Handwritten text on the images identify them as: (top) "Garza Dam Spillway and Bridge, Shops, Spillway from Core Pool, Borrow Pits, Dredge" and (bottom) "Garza Dam Hydraulic Fill North of Spillway, Core Pool at Elev. 528," both taken on 11-24-25.
Date: 1925
Creator: Dallas Water Utilities
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives

[Conduit Gate Preparation]

Description: Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered 320) is of a crew clearing mud out of a conduit. The second image (numbered 322) is of large valves being lowered by crane into a conduit. Handwritten text on the images identify them as: (top) "Garza Dam Cleaning out North Conduit to Place Gates" taken on 07-12-27, and (bottom) "Garza Dam Assembling Conduit Gate Valves" taken on 08-01-27.
Date: 1927
Creator: Dallas Water Utilities
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives

[Hydraulic Fill]

Description: Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered 101) is of a trench with water in it. The second image (numbered 102) is of men pouring water from a pipe into a trench. Handwritten text on the images identify them as: (top) "Garza Dam Looking North from Sta. 49" and (bottom) "Garza Dam Starting Hydraulic Fill North of River," both taken on 01-22-25.
Date: 1925
Creator: Dallas Water Utilities
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives

[Stoplogs and Dam]

Description: Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered 265) is of a concrete conduit filled with mud. The second image (numbered 266) is of a dam with people walking on the top of the dirt slope. Handwritten text on the images identify them as: (top) "Garza Dam Part of Stoplogs Shot out of Right Conduit" and (bottom) "Garza Dam Slide at Sta. 48 Looking Northeast," both taken on 05-23-26.
Date: 1926
Creator: Dallas Water Utilities
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives

[Hydraulic Fill and Overflow Well]

Description: Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered 231) is of two pools of water separated by a small dirt dam. The second image (numbered 232) is of two pools of water and a dirt mound between them; the dirt mound is lined with pipes. Handwritten text on the images identify them as (top) "Garza Dam Hydraulic Fill South from Sta. 9" and (bottom) "Garza Dam Hydraulic Fill South from Sta. 15+50. Overflow Well Close in," both taken on 02-01-26.
Date: 1926
Creator: Dallas Water Utilities
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives

[Section of Hydraulic Fill]

Description: Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered P-26) is of a long dirt dam with water pooled on either side. The second image (numbered P-27) is of a pipe coming form a mound of dirt. Handwritten text on the images identify them as: (top) "Garza Dam Looking North from Sta. 36 Starting Last Section of Hydraulic Fill" and (bottom) "Garza Dam Looking North from Sta. 30 Starting Last Section of Hydraulic Fill," both taken on 01-04-26.
Date: 1926
Creator: Dallas Water Utilities
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives

[Spillway Bridge and Hydraulic Fill]

Description: Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered P-30) is of a bridge built on a concrete spillway next to a building and some water. The second image (numbered P-31) is of a mound of dirt with water behind it. Handwritten text on the images identify them as: (top) "Garza Dam Looking South from Top of Concrete Plant Near Sta. 55" and (bottom) "Garza Dam Looking North from Sta. 31, Bringing Up The Last Section of The Hydraulic Fill," both taken on 02-01-26.
Date: 1926
Creator: Dallas Water Utilities
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives

[Upstream and Downstream Slides]

Description: Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered 249) is of a shallow pool lined with pipes. The second image (numbered 250) is of a dirt slope with a pipe running along it; a pool of water at the base of the slope has a pipe running across it, perpendicular to the slope. Handwritten text on the images identify them as: (top) "Garza Dam North from Sta. 37 Showing Slides Downstream" and "Garza Dam North from Sta. 28 Showing Upstream Slide Near Br. Line," both taken on 03-16-26 .
Date: 1926
Creator: Dallas Water Utilities
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives

[Spillway and Bridge]

Description: Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered P-24) is of a bridge being constructed on top of a spillway. The second image (numbered P-28) is of a bridge built on a spillway. Handwritten text on the images identify them as: (top) "Garza Dam Spillway and Bridge from Downstream Side Looking North" taken on 11-24-25, and (bottom) "Garza Dam Spillway and Spillway Bridge Looking South from Downstream Side" taken on 01-05-26.
Date: [1925..1926]
Creator: Dallas Water Utilities
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives

[Wagon Fill]

Description: Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered 326) is of men working on a dirt slope with a lake in the background. The second image (numbered 332) is of a rocky slope above a lake. Handwritten text on the images identify them as: (top) "Garza Dam North from Sta. 31 Placing Last of Wagon Fill" taken on 09-29-27, and (bottom) "Garza Dam Downstream Slope North from Sta. 38" taken on 10-06-27.
Date: 1927
Creator: Dallas Water Utilities
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives

[Spillway and Weir]

Description: Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered P-8) is of a concrete structure at the top of a hill. The second image (numbered P-10) is of an excavated dirt slope with a section of concrete at the top. Handwritten text on the images identify them as: (top) "Garza Dam Looking Southwest Spillway" taken on 06-15-25, and (bottom) "Garza Dam Excavation for Spillway Apron Spillway Weir and Headwalls Looking South" taken on 07-20-25.
Date: 1925
Creator: Dallas Water Utilities
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives

[Dredge Discharge]

Description: Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered 171) is of water in a dirt trench. The second image (numbered 172) is of a pipe on the edge of a river. Handwritten text on the images identify them as: (top) "Garza Dam Discharge from Dredge Near Sta. 88" and (bottom) "Garza Dam Close up of Discharge Shown in 171" both taken on 05-28-25.
Date: 1925
Creator: Dallas Water Utilities
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives

[Wagon Fill]

Description: Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered 311) is of a dirt road with tire tracks. The second image (numbered 312) is of men spraying water on loose dirt, with horses and wagons in the distance. Handwritten text on the images identify them as: (top) "Garza Dam Looking North over Wagon Fill from Sta. 25" taken on 05-17-27, and (bottom) "Garza Dam Looking north from Sta. 29 over Wagon Fill" taken on 06-06-27.
Date: 1927
Creator: Dallas Water Utilities
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives

[Borrow Pit and Core Pool]

Description: Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered 188) is of a field with a dredge in water. The second image (numbered 198) is of a long trench with water. Handwritten text on the images identify them as: (top) Garza Dam Looking Northwest Sta. 78 Dredge and Borrow Pit" taken on 07-15-25, and (bottom) "Garza Dam Core Pool with Water Down Sta. 92 to 108 Elev. 521" taken on 08-10-25.
Date: 1925
Creator: Dallas Water Utilities
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives

[Hydraulic Fill]

Description: Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered 225) is of a shallow river with dirt mounded on its banks and a crane next to it. The second image (numbered 226) is of piles of dirt with sticks in them, and a large pipe in the background. Handwritten text on the images identify them as: (top) "Garza Dam Hydraulic Fill North from Spillway Elev. Pool 531" taken on 12-11-25, and (bottom) "Garza Dam Topping out Hydraulic Fill at Elev. 536 Near Sta. 46" taken on 12-17-25.
Date: 1925
Creator: Dallas Water Utilities
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives

[Borrow Field and Dam Shops]

Description: Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered P-12) is of a river in a field with a small hill of dirt forming a dam. The second image (numbered P-15) is of a concrete spillway, buildings, and a river. Handwritten text on the images identify them as: (top) "Garza Dam Hydraulic Fill on Cut-Off Borrow Field and Dredge Looking N. W. from Sta. 78" taken on 07-20-25, and (bottom) "Garza Dam Spillway Shops Looking South Borrow Field for Hydraulic Fill" taken on 08-21-25.
Date: 1925
Creator: Dallas Water Utilities
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives