Lake Waxahatchie

Impounded by S. Prong Dam Updated 1 year ago
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Lake Waxahachie, also known as Waxahachie Lake, is between U.S. highways 77 and 287 just south of Waxahachie in central Ellis County (at 32°20' N, 96°48' W). It is owned and operated by Ellis County Water Control and Improvement District Number One for municipal and industrial uses. The lake's drainage area is thirty-nine square miles, and its surface area is 645 acres. The lake was completed in 1956. It has a total storage capacity of 13,500 acre-feet, and its normal pool elevation is 531.5 feet. Lake Waxahachie is surrounded by rolling prairie with occasional steep slopes; the soils of the area include deep to shallow expansive clays and clay loams. Oak and juniper trees, as well as various grasses, grow in the area, which traditionally has served as range and crop land.

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

Belongs to

Lake Waxahatchie is part of or belongs to the following places:

Lake Measurements

  • Surface Area (in acres): 656
  • Storage Capacity (in acre-feet): 10,779

Lake Maintained or Owned by

Ellis County WC&ID No. 1

Date of Origin

1956 (68 years ago)

Currently Exists


Place type

Lake Waxahatchie is classified as a Lake


  • Municipal water supply
  • Industry

Associated Names

  • (South Prong Dam)