Sailing on Lake Arlington
Lake Arlington is on Village Creek in the Trinity River basin seven miles west of Arlington in Tarrant County (at 32°43' N, 97°12' W). It is owned and operated by the city of Arlington. Construction of the dam began on May 15, 1956, and was completed on July 19, 1957. The lake has a capacity of 45,710 acre-feet with a surface area of 2,275 acres at the spillway. The spillway crest elevation is 550 feet above mean sea level. The drainage area above the dam is 143 square miles. The lake serves area residents as a recreational and fishing spot and provides water for the city of Arlington.
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.
Lake Arlington at a Glance
- Surface Area (in acres)
- Storage Capacity (in acre-feet)
Lake Arlington is part of or belongs to the following places.
Lake Maintained or Owned by
City of Arlington
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Date of Origin1957 66 years ago
Lake Arlington is classified as a Lake
- Municipal water supply
Photos of Lake Arlington and surrounding areas
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