Tradinghouse Creek Reservoir

Tradinghouse Creek Reservoir is on Tradinghouse Creek in the Brazos River Basin eight miles east of Waco and one mile north of Hallsburg in eastern McLennan County (at 31°33' N, 96°59' W). The project is owned and operated by the Texas Power and Light Company and is used to run a power station, as well as for recreational purposes. Amis Construction Company, the general contractor for the project, began work on the Tradinghouse Creek Dam on February 13, 1967; the work was completed on September 24, 1968, and impoundment of water began on July 5, 1968. The reservoir has a normal capacity of 37,814 acre-feet and maximum impoundment capacity of 57,032. The dam is made of earth, is 7,600 feet long, and has a 1,500-foot uncontrolled spillway. Water is circulated from the reservoir to the power plant and back to the reservoir. The drainage area above the dam is thirty-nine square miles.

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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Tradinghouse Creek Reservoir is part of or belongs to the following places.

Lake Maintained or Owned by

TXU Electric Co.

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Date of Origin

1968 55 years ago

Currently Exists


Place type

Tradinghouse Creek Reservoir is classified as a Lake


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