Lake Brownwood

A view of Lake Brownwood

A view of Lake Brownwood

Photo by Larry D. Moore, CC by SA 4.0

Lake Brownwood, also known as Brownwood Reservoir, is an artificial lake on Pecan Bayou, eight miles north of Brownwood in north central Brown County (at 31°50' N, 99°00' W). The project is owned and operated by Brown County Water Improvement District Number 1. The surface area is 7,300 acres, and the drainage area 1,535 square miles. The lake's normal capacity is 118,900 acre-feet; its maximum capacity is 448,200 acre-feet. The spillway elevation is 1,425 feet above mean sea level.

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 Measurements

Surface Area (in acres)
Storage Capacity (in acre-feet)

Belongs to

Lake Brownwood is part of or belongs to the following places.

Lake Maintained or Owned by

Brown County WID No. 1

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Date of Origin

1933 90 years ago

Currently Exists


Place type

Lake Brownwood is classified as a Lake


  • Recreation
  • Municipal water supply

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