Brady Creek Reservoir

The town of Brady owns Brady Creek Reservoir

The town of Brady owns Brady Creek Reservoir

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Brady Reservoir is in the Colorado River basin three miles west of Brady in central McCulloch County (at 31°07' N, 99°24' W). The project is owned and operated by the city of Brady as a municipal and industrial water supply. Construction began on December 27, 1961, and was completed on May 14, 1963; impoundment of water began on May 22, 1963. The reservoir has a conservation storage capacity of 30,430 acre-feet and a surface area of 2,020 acres at the service spillway crest elevation of 1,743 feet above mean sea level. At the emergency spillway crest elevation of 1,762 feet the reservoir capacity is 90,480 acre-feet, and the surface area is 4,464 acres. This additional capacity provides 60,050 acre-feet of surcharge space for temporary retention of floodwaters. The drainage area of Brady Creek above the dam is 508 square miles.

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

Belongs to

Brady Creek Reservoir is part of or belongs to the following places:

Lake Measurements

  • Surface Area (in acres): 2,020
  • Storage Capacity (in acre-feet): 30,430

Lake Maintained or Owned by

City of Brady

Date of Origin

1963 (61 years ago)

Currently Exists


Place type

Brady Creek Reservoir is classified as a Lake


  • Recreation
  • Municipal water supply
  • Industry