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Lewisville Lake is the second lake to impound the waters of the Elm Fork of the Trinity River in this area. The W.E. Callahan Construction Company completed the Garza Dam in 1927 at a cost of $5 million, which created Lake Dallas. The dam was 10,890 feet (3,320 m) long with a 567-foot (173 m) long service spillway. The lake, with its 194,000-acre-foot (239,000,000 m3) capacity and forty-three miles of shoreline, was the principal municipal water source for the city of Dallas<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dallas,_Texas> for 31 years.
In the 1940s, a need for increased water storage capacity and additional flood control became apparent. The United States Congress<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Congress> passed the Rivers and Harbors Act<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rivers_and_Harbors_Act> of 1945, which called for additional construction in the Trinity River basin. The United States Army Corps of Engineers<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Army_Corps_of_Engineers> built the Garza-Little Elm<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Elm,_Texas> Dam between 1948 and 1954 at cost of $23.4 million.<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewisville_Lake#cite_note-FOOTNOTECole-Jett201199-1> The structure combined Lake Dallas, Hickory Creek, and Little Elm Creek. The 32,888-foot (10,024 m) long Lewisville Dam was completed in 1955, and the Garza Dam was breached in 1957 to create the new lake, known then as Garza-Little Elm Reservoir and renamed Lewisville Lake. This new lake had one hundred eighty-three miles of shoreline and a 436,000-acre-foot (538,000,000 m3) capacity.<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewisville_Lake#cite_note-FOOTNOTECorps2007-2> In 1998, additional modifications raised the lake's permanent level from 515 feet MSL to 522 feet MSL and increased the holding capacity to 555,000 acre-feet.<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewisville_Lake#cite_note-FOOTNOTECorps2007-2>
During construction, members of the Corps of Engineers stumbled upon an archaeological site.<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewisville_Lake#cite_note-FOOTNOTEBloom197996-3> In 1956, Wilson W. Crook, Jr. and R.K. Harris announced Carbon-14<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon-14>(14C) testing on artifacts from the site, including a Paleo-Indian<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paleo-Indians> Clovis<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clovis_culture> projectile point, indicated humans had lived there c. 36,000 BP<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Before_Present>.<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewisville_Lake#cite_note-FOOTNOTECrookHarris195768-70-4><https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewisville_Lake#cite_note-FOOTNOTECrookHarris19581-5> This led to much controversy in the archaeological community.<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewisville_Lake#cite_note-FOOTNOTEBloom197994-6><https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewisville_Lake#cite_note-FOOTNOTEHeizerBrooks1965155-7> It was not until 1978 the water levels would recede enough to access the site again. Between 1978 and 1980, Dennis Stanford<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dennis_Stanford> of the Smithsonian Institution<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smithsonian_Institution> performed a thorough analysis of the site. He concluded the original dating was due to a rare form of cross-contamination and a date of c. 12,000 B.P. was more correct.<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewisville_Lake#cite_note-FOOTNOTEDixon199983-84-8><https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewisville_Lake#cite_note-FOOTNOTEStanford1982208-209-9> Still, the site is considered one of the earliest inhabited by humans in the Southwestern United States<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southwestern_United_States> and Mexico<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexico>.<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewisville_Lake#cite_note-FOOTNOTEMenchaca200127-10>
The breaching of the Garza Dam and incorporation of Lake Dallas into the Garza-Little Elm reservoir led to confusion concerning the lake's legal name. This was compounded by the Village of Garza renaming itself Lake Dallas<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Dallas,_Texas>. The federal government attempted to rename the lake as Lewisville Reservoir in 1960, only to reverse itself in 1961. The confusion persisted until the mid-1970s when the lake was officially designated Lewisville Lake. In 1991, the city of Denton<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denton,_Texas> installed a hydropower facility at Lewisville Dam. The single horizontal S-Shaped Kaplan unit can produce 2893 kilowatts, and is connected to the grid via the Brazos River Distribution Authority.
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Start time: 11 am
Lunch will be provided ~ Make plans to join us!
Your vote counts!!
DCYC's Annual Meeting to review our past year and to make plans for 2020.
· You will have an opportunity to vote on the 2020 budget as well as cast your vote for three new representatives for the Board of Governors.
· Members who own a slip can attend the dock meeting to select dock representatives.
· We will announce the names of our members receiving our annual club awards.
· And we will have lunch provided to attendees!
2019 SIESA CLINIC AND REGATTA
September 14th and 15th, 2019
Dallas Corinthian Yacht Club | Lake Lewisville
The Sunday regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing (RSS) for 2017-2020, the current ICSA Procedural Rules (PR’s), this Notice of Race (NoR), and the Sailing Instructions (SI).
The event will consist of a clinic on Saturday, September 14th and short regatta on Sunday, September 15th.
Saturday, September 14th
0930 - Report time + short briefing of the day/drills
1030 - On the water
1200 - Lunch and Chalk Talk
1300 - On the water
1600 - Derig, change clothes
1630 - Debrief of day
1700 - Dinner
Anyone who knew Steve Utz, knew how much he enjoyed his time at DCYC with friends and family. Our dear friend is sailing on to a higher seas and we want to celebrate his memory in true DCYC fashion. We request you bring your thoughts, prayers and fondest memories to share as we lift a few glasses and toast a true friend, father, son, husband and sailor. The reception will take place at DCYC immediately following the service at Slay Memorial Funeral Center in Aubrey. Light refreshments will be served and casual attire is suggested at DCYC.
DCYC Commodore 2019
RICHMOND, Calif. (July 14, 2019) – At the 2019 U.S. Junior Women’s Singlehanded Championship, representing Dallas Corinthian Yacht Club, Lucija Ruzevic (Denton, Texas) claimed victory in the Laser Radial fleet and local, Hailey Thompson (Kentfield, Calif.) represented San Francisco Yacht Club in the 4.7 fleet. The young women edged out a total of 43 competitors to claim the 2019 trophy and titles as National Champions. The Nancy Leiter Clagett Memorial Trophy is awarded to Ruzevic, as the winner of the Radial fleet.
This year’s edition of the event was hosted by Richmond Yacht Club, located in Richmond, Calif. Ruzevic and Thompson triumphed in typical bay area conditions, facing moderate-to-heavy breeze and one-to-three-foot chop. Across the four final races, both finished in first place three times, and in second once. Their results in these races allowed each of them to clinch the Championship.
While this is Thompson’s first appearance at the event, Ruzevic returned after competing at the 2017 edition. After finishing in sixth-place then, she was pleased to climb up the scoreboard this week, “I’ve sailed this regatta twice now, and I’ve worked really hard over these past few years. So, it’s nice to walk away with the win.”
The U.S. Junior Women’s Championship was started in 1980 by C. Thomas Clagett Jr. (Washington, D.C.) at the Ida Lewis Yacht Club in Newport, R.I. Competitors sailed for a trophy in memory of Tom’s wife, Nancy Leiter Clagett (Washington, D.C.) who passed away in April, 1977. The clinic preceding the event is made possible by the funds provided by the late C. Thomas Clagett Jr. to perpetuate his unwavering dedication to Junior Women’s Sailing. As a national sponsor of US Sailing, Sperry and Hobie Polarized provide support to all 2019 U.S. Sailing Championships.
See full results on event website
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June 2019 Hailer
June 2019 Hailer
Don't forget to register for our biggest events of the year!
The more active you are in club activities and volunteerism, the more you will get out of your investment and the more informed you will be.
Please feel free to approach any Flag Officer or Chairperson if you need information or have any questions.
July 12th, 13th, & 14th
Happy to report we have a new date set for the regatta! Sign up pages will be available by Monday, May 27. Same great trophies, same great food, and same great band: The Rumble Kings
When the registration page is ready, you can find everything you need to know on the Corinthian Heritage Cup Page
I hope you're as excited as I am - we are way overdue for some summertime sailing fun!
- Tim Johnson, 2019 Regatta Chairman
Dear DCYC Family,
First, let me thank everyone who has been volunteering to make this a great event. Also each of you that have signed up to participate in the 2019 Corinthian Heritage Cup Regatta. It means a great deal to me and the other volunteers that so many have chosen our regatta for competing with each other and sharing good times during our annual party.
Without any further beating around the mark, I must inform you that we are postponing the Corinthian Heritage Cup until later in the year. Tentatively, we are looking at the weekend of July 13 for the new date. This will be discussed in the upcoming board meeting, so let some of your Board of Governors know what you think.
For those of you that have already paid, we will be returning your payments in the next few days (I do not know how long it takes to get these reimbursements to go through from Regatta Network, but I will work very hard to make it happen as quickly as possible).
If you are one of the J/24 racers, the District 14 Southwest Championship will be moved to the Corpus Christi Circuit Stop scheduled for June 15-16 in Corpus Christi, TX and you will soon receive more information about that from Tonja Holmes-Moon and John Parker.
In making this decision, I and other regatta chairs from prior years looked at a lot of data from the Army Corps of Engineers and spoke with several of the marina operators in the area. We also made several phone calls to mobile crane operators and officials at the two remaining (open) boat ramps on the lake in a desperate effort to find a safe way to continue with this regatta. As of this afternoon, we have been left with no options and have made our final decision.
Lewisville Lake has never dropped faster than 4" per day, and that is only when the flood gates are wide open at 6,000+ cfs (cubic feet per second). Currently they are at 3,640 cfs, but with the upstream inflow, the net release is ~ 1,840 cfs. Even under the very best conditions, the lake will still be over 524.5 ft. which is still too high to operate safely. Most likely, with the flooding along the Trinity River and rain expected next week, the level will be above 525.5 ft.
Please accept my sincerest apologies and feel free to reach out to me if you have questions or do not see your payment returned within the next 10 days.
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