Lake Lyndon B. Johnson

Honeymoon Ranch lies on the shore of Lake Lyndon B. Johnson

Honeymoon Ranch lies on the shore of Lake Lyndon B. Johnson

Photo by Carol M. Highsmith for the Library of Congress. Public Domain

Lake Lyndon B. Johnson is a reservoir formed by Wirtz Dam (at 30°33' N, 98°20'W) on the Colorado River four miles west of Marble Falls in Burnet and Llano counties. The reservoir, formerly known as Granite Shoals Lake, was renamed on April 22, 1965, for President Lyndon B. Johnson "in gratitude for his work as United States Congressman and Senator toward the development of the project." The project is owned and operated by the Lower Colorado River Authority and is used primarily for generating hydroelectric power. It is one of six such operations on the Colorado River; the other five are Lake Buchanan, Inks Lake, Lake Marble Falls, Lake Travis, and Lake Austin. Lake LBJ is the second project downstream from Lake Buchanan and generates power using the controlled discharge of water from the Buchanan electrical generating plant together with the added flow of the Llano River.

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.

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Date of Origin

1951 72 years ago

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