Amistad International Reservoir

The US 90 bridge over Amistad International Reservoir

The US 90 bridge over Amistad International Reservoir

Photo by National Park Service, Public Domain

An international project of the U.S. and Mexico; Texas’ share of conservation capacity is 56.2 percent.

Lake Measurements

Surface Area (in acres)
66,465
Storage Capacity (in acre-feet)
3,275,532

Belongs to

Amistad International Reservoir is part of or belongs to the following places.

Lake Maintained or Owned by

International Boundary and Water Commission

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Date of Origin

1969 53 years ago

Currently Exists

Yes

Place type

Amistad International Reservoir is classified as a Lake

Purposes

  • Conservation
  • Flood Control
  • Recreation
  • Power generation

Associated Names

  • (Diablo Reservoir)

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Handbook of Texas

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas , a digital state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records

Amistad Reservoir is located in the Rio Grande basin in southern Val Verde County, Texas, and Coahuila, Mexico, twelve miles northwest of Del Rio (at 29°27' N, 101°03' W). The lake is surrounded by massive limestone and wash deposits on flat terrain surfaced by dark, calcareous, stony clays and clay loams that support grasses and water-tolerant hardwoods and conifers.

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