The drought in 2011 made fishing a challenge in Lake Nacogdoches
Lake Nacogdoches is on Bayou Loco, a tributary of the Angelina River, in the Neches River basin ten miles west of Nacogdoches in western Nacogdoches County (at 31°37' N, 94°49' W). The project is owned and operated by the city of Nacogdoches for municipal water supply and recreation. Construction of Bayou Loco Dam was begun in the mid-1970s and completed in 1977. The normal capacity of the reservoir is 42,318 acre-feet; the maximum capacity is 122,000 acre-feet. The local terrain is flat with local shallow depressions, surfaced by clay and sandy loams that support water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses.
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 Nacogdoches at a Glance
- Surface Area (in acres)
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Lake Nacogdoches is part of or belongs to the following places.
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City of Nacogdoches
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Date of Origin1976 47 years ago
Lake Nacogdoches is classified as a Lake
- Municipal water supply
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