Lake Winters

Lake Winters, also known as Elm Creek Lake and popularly known as New Lake Winters, is on Elm Creek five miles east of Winters in northeast Runnels County (at 31°57' N, 99°52' W). The earthfill Elm Creek Dam was completed in 1983; it is fifty-seven feet high and 5,640 feet long, has a 640-foot spillway, and impounds up to 8,374 acre-feet. The lake is owned by the city of Winters and used for municipal and domestic use.

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 Measurements

Surface Area (in acres)
Storage Capacity (in acre-feet)

Belongs to

Lake Winters is part of or belongs to the following places.

Lake Maintained or Owned by

City of Winters

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Date of Origin

1983 40 years ago

Currently Exists


Place type

Lake Winters is classified as a Lake


  • Municipal water supply

Associated Names

  • (Elm Creek Lake)
  • [Old Lake Winters]
  • [New Lake Winters]

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