Loma Alta Lake

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.

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.

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Belongs to

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

Lake Maintained or Owned by

Brownsville Navigation District

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Date of Origin

1963 60 years ago

Currently Exists


Place type

Loma Alta Lake is classified as a Lake


  • Municipal water supply
  • Industry

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