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Encyclopedia > Lewisville Lake

Lewisville Lake is a man-made freshwater lake located in North Texas on the Elm Fork of the Trinity River in Denton County near Lewisville. Primarily the lake is used recreationally for boating and watercraft, however, it was built for flood control purposes and to serve as a water source for Dallas, Texas and the nearby towns. State nickname: Lone Star State Other U.S. States Capital Austin Largest city Houston Governor Rick Perry (R) Official languages None. ... Denton County is a county located in the state of Texas. ... Lewisville is a city located in Denton County, Texas. ... Dallas is one of the ten largest cities in the United States and the heart of the largest metropolitan area in Texas. ...

During the summer months, the lake can become extremely crowded, creating conditions for numerous boating accidents. For a number of years Lewisville Lake was ranked the most dangerous lake in Texas due to the number of fatalities which occurred. Adding to the danger for boats and other recreational watercraft, the lake contains numerous shallow areas with exposed and submerged trunks and other water hazards. It is generelly murky with extremely low visiblity.

The lake as seen today is the result of the impounding of two separate lakes, Lake Dallas (impounded in 1928) and Garza-Little Elm Reservoir and Dam. The lake is said to contain submerged houses and construction equipment dating back to the impounding of the Garza-Little Elm Reservoir in 1954.


  • Area: 29,592 acres (120 kmĀ²)
  • Maximum depth 67 ft (20 m)
  • Shoreline length 183 miles (295 km)
  • Date impounded: 1954
  • Conservation pool elevation 522 ft (159 m) msl


Three cities surrounding Lewisville Lake have their names linked to various names of the lake: Lake Dallas, Texas, Little Elm, Texas, and Lewisville. Lake Dallas is a city located in Denton County, Texas. ... Little Elm is a town located in Denton County, Texas. ...

External links

Texas Parks and Wildlife Lake Info
US Army Corps of Engineers
Historic Information



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