B.A. Steinhagen Lake

Impounded by Town Bluff Dam

Lake Measurements

Surface Area (in acres)
10,235
Storage Capacity (in acre-feet)
69,259

Belongs to

B.A. Steinhagen Lake is part of or belongs to the following places.

Lake Maintained or Owned by

USAE

Date of Origin

1951 71 years ago

Currently Exists

Yes

Place type

B.A. Steinhagen Lake is classified as a Lake

Purposes

  • Conservation
  • Flood Control
  • Recreation

Associated Names

  • (Town Bluff Reservoir)
  • (Dam B 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

Lake B. A. Steinhagen is on the Neches River a half mile north of Town Bluff in Tyler and Jasper counties (at 30°47' N, 94°10' W). It is impounded by the Town Bluff Dam. The lake has a drainage area of 7,573 square miles. Its paved earthfill dam has a spillway crest elevation of eighty-five feet above mean sea level. Construction on the dam by Reynolds, William, and Noonan Construction Company started in March 1947. The dam is owned by the United States government and is operated by the United States Army Corps of Engineers. The lake, which is eight miles long and four miles wide, is crossed near its midpoint by U.S. Highway 190. Martin Dies, Jr., State Park and Sandy Creek Park are on its banks.

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