Sunset on Lake Abilene
Lake Abilene is on Elm Creek, six miles northwest of Tuscola in central Taylor County (at 32°14' N, 99°53' W). It is at an elevation of 2,015 feet. The terrain is flat to rolling with local escarpments. Brush and grasses grow in the deep, fine sandy loam of the lakeshore. The lake is used for recreation, fishing, and irrigation. It has a conservation storage capacity of 7,900 acre-feet.
Lake Abilene at a Glance
- Surface Area (in acres)
- Storage Capacity (in acre-feet)
Lake Abilene is part of or belongs to the following places.
Lake Maintained or Owned by
City of Abilene
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Date of Origin1919 104 years ago
Lake Abilene is classified as a Lake
- Municipal water supply
- [Abilene Reservoir]
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