Bachman Branch

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Bachman Branch
Origin northwest Dallas, Texas (USA)
Mouth Trinity River
Basin countries United States
Length 10 miles (16 km)
Source elevation 183 metres (600 ft)
Mouth elevation 123 metres (404 ft)

Bachman Branch (also Bachman Creek) is the name of a medium sized tributary of the Trinity River with headwaters in northwest Dallas, Texas (USA). The tributary is 10 miles (16 km) in length and rises at Forest Lane, 0.5 miles (0.8 km) west of the Dallas North Tollway. It runs south and then west through Bachman Lake and ultimately into the Elm Fork of the Trinity River.[1] The Branch is dammed with the New Frazier dam to provide water to Fishing Hole Lake. New Frasier Dam is on the Elm Fork Of Trinity River in Dallas County, Texas and is used for flood control purposes. Construction was completed in 1965. It is owned by the Dallas Water Utilities New Frasier Dam is a gravity dam. Its height is 16 feet with a length of 180 feet. Its capacity is 651 acre feet (803,000 m3). Normal storage is 651 acre feet (803,000 m3)

Headwaters: 32°55′15.10″N 96°49′11.21″W / 32.9208611°N 96.8197806°W / 32.9208611; -96.8197806

Mouth: 32°50′38.40″N 96°53′21.56″W / 32.8440000°N 96.8893222°W / 32.8440000; -96.8893222


  1. ^ Bachman Branch from the Handbook of Texas Online. Retrieved 2 January 2007.

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