Panhandle Plains
Lake Brownwood
Lake Brownwood Information:
The 6,490 surface acre lake was formed by constructing a dam at the confluence of Jim Ned Creek and the Pecan Bayou, a tributary of the Colorado River. The lake was impounded in 1933. It has a maximum depth of 95 feet. Lake facilities include the Lake Brownwood State Park, marinas, campsites, boat ramps and restaurants. The lake is owned and managed by the Brown County Water District No. 1. The lake is located approximately 12 miles northwest of Brownwood off SH 279, FM 3021 and FM 2125.
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Pecan Bayou:
The Pecan Bayou is one of the five major tributaries of the Colorado River. This slow moving stream is fed by over 20 creeks. The Bayou has two main branches. The North Prong headwaters originate in northwestern Callahan County and eastern Taylor County near Eula, 12 miles north of the South Prong’s head. The North Prong flows southeast through Callahan County and is dammed six miles south of Clyde, Texas to form Lake Clyde. Fed by three small creeks, the two prongs merge in south central Callahan County and flow across the Coleman County line. Lake Brownwood is formed by a dam constructed at the confluence of the Pecan Bayou and Jim Ned Creek seven miles north of Brownwood. Below the lake the Pecan Bayou runs just east of the city and enters the Colorado River in Mills County, ninety miles southeast of its headwaters.  
Jim Ned Creek:
The creek rises three miles northwest of Tuscola, Texas in south central Taylor County. It runs for 70 miles southeast across Callahan and Coleman Counties to its mouth on Lake Brownwood. Lake Coleman is located on the creek.