Iron Bridge Dam was built to impound water for Lake Tawakoni
Lake Tawakoni is on the Sabine River in Rains and Van Zandt counties, nine miles northeast of Wills Point. The lake, which extends into Hunt County, is impounded by Iron Bridge Dam, an earthfill dam with a concrete spillway constructed by Forrest and Cotton, engineers. The project is owned and operated by the Sabine River Authority. Dam construction began in January 1958 and was completed in December 1960. The lake has a capacity of 936,200 acre-feet and a surface area of 36,700 acres at the spillway crest elevation of 437.5 feet above mean sea level. The 200-mile-long shoreline is in Rains, Hunt, and Van Zandt counties. The water is used for municipal, industrial, and irrigation supplies. The drainage area above the dam is 756 square miles.
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Lake Tawakoni is part of or belongs to the following places:
- Surface Area (in acres): 37,325
- Storage Capacity (in acre-feet): 871,695
Lake Maintained or Owned by
Sabine River Authority
Date of Origin1960 (64 years ago)
Lake Tawakoni is classified as a Lake
- Municipal water supply
- (Iron Bridge Dam)