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Lakes in the North Texas Region

All of these lakes are reservoirs that have been constructed for the purposes shown. Many of these lakes are heavily used for drinking water supply, power plant cooling, hydropower, or other industrial purposes, and recreation. Surface water temperatures in lakes in this region range from about 10° C in winter to about 30° C in summer (from about 50° F to about 86° F). Area and depth of many of these lakes varies, decreasing during dry weather. Even large lakes are rarely more than about 20 m deep (65 feet). Some lakes are nutrient-rich and have abundant algae, which can cause water quality problems. Common fish include shad, sunfish and crappies, and bass. Some lakes are associated with wetlands supporting wildlife such as turtles, amphibians, and water birds. Additional information on most of these lakes is available from the management agencies listed below.

Name

Location

Area (ha) *

Purpose

Management Agency

Arlington

West of Arlington

785

Drinking water, industrial

City of Arlingtonhttp://www.ci.arlington.tx.us/

Benbrook

Southwest of Ft. Worth

1,471

Flood control

Army Corps of Engineers http://www.swf.usace.army.mil/

Cedar Creek

Northeast of Trinidad

13,200

Drinking water

Tarrant Regional Water District http://www.trwd.com/

Eagle Mountain

Northwest of Fort Worth

3,723

Drinking water, industrial, irrigation

Tarrant Regional Water District http://www.trwd.com/

Fairfield

Northeast of Fairfield

951

Industrial

TXU Corporation

Granbury

Southeast of Granbury

3,363

Drinking water, industrial, irrigation

Brazos River Authority http://www.brazos.org/

Grapevine

Northeast of Grapevine

3,108

Drinking water, flood control, industrial

Army Corps of Engineers http://www.swf.usace.army.mil/

Joe Pool

Southwest of Dallas

3,023

Flood control

Army Corps of Engineers http://www.swf.usace.army.mil/

Lavon

West of Lavon

8,660

Drinking water, flood control, industrial

Army Corps of Engineers http://www.swf.usace.army.mil/

Lewisville

Northeast of Lewisville

9,421

Drinking water, flood control, industrial

Army Corps of Engineers http://www.swf.usace.army.mil/

Possum Kingdom

Southwest of Graford

7,132

Drinking water, industrial, irrigation

Brazos River Authority http://www.brazos.org/

Ray Hubbard

East of Dallas

9,204

Drinking water

City of Dallas http://www.dallascityhall.com/

Ray Roberts

Northeast of Denton

11,880

Flood control, drinking water

Army Corps of Engineers http://www.swf.usace.army.mil/

Richland-Chambers

Southeast of Corsicana

16,740

Drinking water

Tarrant Regional Water District http://www.trwd.com/

Texoma

North of Denton

36,020

Flood control, industrial

Army Corps of Engineers http://www.swf.usace.army.mil/

Waco

West of Waco

2,911

Drinking water, flood control

Army Corps of Engineers http://www.swf.usace.army.mil/

Waxahachie

Southeast of Waxahachie

279

Drinking water, industrial

Ellis County Water Control and Improvement District

Weatherford

East of Weatherford

469

Drinking water, industrial

City of Weatherford http://www.ci.weatherford.tx.us/

Whitney

Southwest of Whitney

9,535

Flood control, industrial

Army Corps of Engineers http://www.swf.usace.army.mil/

 

*A hectare (ha) is 2.471 acres.