List of all Lakes in West Texas

List of all Lakes in West Texas
Texas is divided into several geographical regions such as the Piney Woods region or Post Oak Savannah. However, there is no legal description defining a specific boundary between East and West Texas. Some call West Texas a state of mind, but most publications consider Interstate 35 the dividing line between East and West Texas. Using this definition, West Texas includes the geographical zones known as the Panhandle Plains in Northwest Texas, the Hill Country in West Central Texas, the agricultural region known as the South Texas Plains in Southwest Texas and the Chihuahuan Desert region of far West Texas that includes the city of El Paso and Big Bend National Park. The entire West Texas area is dotted with lakes, most of them man-made. A lake is defined as an inland body of water that has a normal capacity of 5,000 acre feet. One acre foot equals 325,851.429 US gallons.

Lakes of the Panhandle Plains

Lakes of the Panhandle Plains in Northwest Texas are:
Palo Duro Reservoir
Lake Meredith
Bivins Lake
Buffalo lake
Greenbelt Lake
Baylor Creek Lake
White River Lake
Lake Rita Blanca
Lake Alan Henry
Lake J. B. Thomas
Sulfur Springs Draw Reservoir
Natural Dam Lake
Red Draw Reservoir
Lake Colorado City
Champion Creek Reservoir
Mitchell County Reservoir
Lake Sweetwater
Mackenzie Reservoir
E.V. Spence Reservoir
Oak Creek Reservoir
O.C. Fisher Lake
Twin Buttes Reservoir
Lake Nasworthy
Lake Ballinger/Moonen
O.H. Ivie Reservoir
Hords Creek Lake
Lake Winters
Lake Abilene
Lake Coleman
Lake Brownwood
Lake Clyde
Lake Kirby
Lake Fort Phantom Hill
Lake Stamford
Lake Davis
Truscott Brine Lake
Santa Rosa Lake
Lake Electra
Lake Kemp
Lake Diversion
Lake Kickapoo
North Fork Buffalo Creek Reservoir
Lake Wichita
Lake Arrowhead
Millers Creek Reservoir
Lake Cooper/Olney
Lake Graham
Lost Creek Reservoir
Possum Kingdom Lake
Hubbard Creek Reservoir
Lake Daniel
Lake Cisco
Lake Palo Pinto
Lake Leon
Proctor Lake

Lakes of the Big Bend

Lakes located in the vicinity of Big Bend National Park are:
Balmorhea Lake
Imperial Reservoir
Amistad International Reservoir
Red Bluff Reservoir

Lakes of the Hill Country

Lakes located in the Texas Hill Country west of IH-35 are:
Canyon Lake
Medina Lake
Brady Creek Reservoir
Lake Buchanan
Inks Lake
Lake Lyndon B. Johnson
Lake Marble Falls
Lake Travis
Lake Austin
Ladybird Lake
Lake Georgetown

Lakes of the South Texas Plains

Lakes of the South Texas Plains are:
Olmos Reservoir
Calaveras Lake
Victor Braunig Lake
Upper Nueces Lake
Choke Canyon Reservoir
Casa Blanca Lake
Falcon International Reservoir
Delta Lake Reservoir Units 1 and 2
Anziaduas Channel Dam
Valley Acres Reservoir

Article Written By Jim Gober

Based in Rockdale Texas, Jim Gober has been writing garden-related articles for 25 years. His articles appear in several Texas newspapers including The Rockdale Reporter, The Lexington Leader, The Cameron Herald and The Hearne Democrat. He is a Master Gardener and Certified Texas Nursery and Landscape Professional. He holds bachelor degrees in English Writing from St. Edward's University and Finance from Lamar University.

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