Trinidad Lake

The dam at Trinidad Lake

The dam at Trinidad Lake

Photo by Madeleine LaFerney, Flickr, CC2

The Trinidad Lake project was started and completed in 1925. The reservoir, located just south of Trinidad in southwestern Henderson County (centered at 32°07' N, 96°06' W), has a capacity of 7,800 acre-feet and a surface area of 753 acres at an elevation of 285 feet above mean sea level. Water is pumped from the Trinity River to maintain this level. There is no significant drainage area to contribute material to this off-channel storage. The lake is surrounded by flat to rolling terrain surfaced by sandy and clay loams that support water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses.

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)
690
Storage Capacity (in acre-feet)
6,200

Belongs to

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

Lake Maintained or Owned by

TXU Electric Co.

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Date of Origin

1923 99 years ago

Currently Exists

Yes

Place type

Trinidad Lake is classified as a Lake

Purpose

  • Power generation

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