Victor Braunig Lake

A pretty day on Victor Braunig Lake

A pretty day on Victor Braunig Lake

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Victor Braunig Lake, formerly known as East Lake, is on the Arroyo Seco in the San Antonio River basin fifteen miles southeast of San Antonio in southeastern Bexar County (at 29° 14' N, 98° 22' W). The project is owned and operated by the city of San Antonio as a source for condenser-cooling water for a steam-electric generating plant. Construction began on June 6, 1961, and was completed in December 1962. The lake has a capacity of 26,500 acre-feet and a surface area of 1,350 acres at operating water elevation of 507 feet above mean sea level. The drainage area of the lake is nine square miles. The surrounding terrain is flat to gently rolling and is surfaced by clay loam soil that supports mesquite, cacti, and grasses.

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Seth D. Breeding | © TSHA

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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

Victor Braunig Lake is part of or belongs to the following places:

Lake Measurements

  • Surface Area (in acres): 1,350
  • Storage Capacity (in acre-feet): 26,500

Lake Maintained or Owned by

CPS Energy of San Antonio

Date of Origin

1962 (62 years ago)

Currently Exists


Place type

Victor Braunig Lake is classified as a Lake


  • Power generation

Associated Names

  • (East Lake)