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Austin Dam

Identification

Austin Dam
292463

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Structure in General

dam
demolished [destroyed]

Facts

  • The dam was destroyed in 1900 after a flood on the Colorado River.
  • Construction started in 1915 on rebuilding the dam after the flood, but was halted after a dispute between the City of Austin and the contractor for the project. The Tom Miller Dam was completed in 1939 and renamed in honor of one of Austin's mayors.
  • The dam was destroyed, in part, due to a flood, but the main cause was sediment built up over time at the base of the dam dislodged the structure. In 1900, the dam broke and flooded the city.

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Location

Central West Austin just north of Redbud Trail
Austin
Texas
U.S.A.

Technical Data

1890
1893
1900
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