Chasing the ducks at Ballinger Lake
Ballinger City Lake, popularly known as Lake Ballinger, is located on Valley Creek in the lower Colorado-Llano basin, six miles northwest of Ballinger in west central Runnels County (at 31°46' N, 100°03' W). The earthfill dam was completed in 1947; it is thirty feet high and 4,400 feet long, has a 400-foot spillway, and impounds up to 8,215 acre-feet. The lake was engineered by Parkhill, Smith, and Cooper and is owned by the city of Ballinger. It is used for debris control and municipal water supply.
Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.
Ballinger Lake at a Glance
- Surface Area (in acres)
- Storage Capacity (in acre-feet)
Ballinger Lake is part of or belongs to the following places.
Lake Maintained or Owned by
City of Ballinger
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Date of Origin1947 76 years ago
Ballinger Lake is classified as a Lake
- Municipal water supply
- (Lake Moonen)
Photos of Ballinger Lake and surrounding areas
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