Loma Alta Lake

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Loma Alta Reservoir (Loma Alta Lake) is two miles north of Brownsville in southern Cameron County (centered at 25°59' N, 97°25' W). The surrounding terrain is flat to rolling and is surfaced by dark, commonly calcareous clays that support mesquite, grasses, and cacti.

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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

Loma Alta Lake is part of or belongs to the following places:

Lake Measurements

  • Surface Area (in acres): 2,490
  • Storage Capacity (in acre-feet): 26,500

Lake Maintained or Owned by

Brownsville Navigation District

Date of Origin

1963 (61 years ago)

Currently Exists


Place type

Loma Alta Lake is classified as a Lake


  • Municipal water supply
  • Industry