Lake Mexia is on the Navasota River seven miles southwest of Mexia in north central Limestone County (at 31°39' N, 96°35' W). P. P. Prescott and Sons, Incorporated, began construction of the Bistone Dam in July 1960 and completed it in June 1961. It is an earthfill dam, and its spillway has an elevation of 448 feet above sea level. The drainage area above the dam is 198 square miles. The project is owned and operated by the Bistone Municipal Water Supply District. Lake Mexia has a surface area of 1,200 acres at its normal capacity of 10,000 acre-feet. It provides water for the City of Mexia and the Mexia State School and also is used for industry and recreation.
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.
At a Glance
- Surface Area (in acres)
- Storage Capacity (in acre-feet)
Lake Mexia is part of or belongs to the following places.
Lake Maintained or Owned by
Bistone Municipal Water Supply District
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Date of Origin1961 62 years ago
Lake Mexia is classified as a Lake
- Municipal water supply
- (Bistone Dam)
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