Cedar Creek Reservoir

Cedar Creek Reservoir is three miles northeast of Trinidad on Cedar Creek in the Trinity River Basin in Henderson County (at 32°11' N, 96°04' W). The project is owned and operated by the Tarrant County Water Control and Improvement District No. 1 for municipal water supply. Construction started in April 1961 and was completed in 1965. The reservoir has a capacity of 679,200 acre-feet and a surface area of 34,000 acres at operating elevation of 332 feet above mean sea level. The drainage area above the dam is 1,007 square miles. The surrounding flat to rolling terrain is surfaced by sandy and clay loams that support water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses.

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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

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

Lake Measurements

  • Surface Area (in acres): 33,099
  • Storage Capacity (in acre-feet): 631,401

Lake Maintained or Owned by

Tarrant Regional Water District

Date of Origin

1965 (59 years ago)

Currently Exists


Place type

Cedar Creek Reservoir is classified as a Lake


  • Recreation
  • Municipal water supply