Lake Daniel

Impounded by Gunsolus Creek Dam

Lake Measurements

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

Belongs to

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

Lake Maintained or Owned by

City of Breckenridge

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Date of Origin

1948 75 years ago

Currently Exists


Place type

Lake Daniel is classified as a Lake


  • Municipal water supply
  • Industry

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Handbook of Texas

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

Lake Daniel and Gonzales Creek Dam are on Gonzales (Gunsolus) Creek in the Brazos River basin seven miles south of Breckenridge in Stephens County. The project is owned by the city of Breckenridge and supplies water for municipal and industrial use. Construction of the earthfill dam began on December 15, 1947, and was completed on September 1, 1948; the lake was filled by June 1949. By March 1951 pumping equipment and a small diversion dam had been installed and were ready for use. The lake has a capacity of 9,515 acre-feet and a surface area of 924 acres at its operating-level elevation of 1,278 feet above mean sea level. The dam drains an area of 115 square miles.

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