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Praries & Lakes
Lake Granbury
Lake Granbury Information:
This 8,310 surface acre lake was created by the Brazos River Authority for flood control, and municipal, agriculture, and mining water needs. Construction on the De Cordova Bend Dam across the Brazos River began in 1964 and was completed in 1969. The dam is located at DeCordova, Texas, 8.6 miles southeast of Granbury, Texas. The lake has 103 miles of shoreline and a maximum depth of 75 feet. Public access facilities include one marina and four parks, including Granbury City Park. The lake is located off U.S. 377 in Granbury, Texas.
Lake Granbury Location Map 
Current LakeGranbury LakeLevel 
Lake Granbury Facilities Map 
Brazos River:  
The Brazos River rises at the confluence of its Salt Fork and Double Mountain Fork near the eastern boundary of Stonewall County in the Texas Panhandle Plains Region. It runs 840 miles across Texas to its mouth on the Gulf of Mexico, two miles south of Freeport in Brazoria County. The two forks rise 150 miles above the confluence, thus forming a continuous 1,050 mile long watershed, making it the longest river in Texas. The Brazos has seven principal tributaries, including the Salt and Double Mountain forks. The others are the Clear Fork, the Bosque and Little rivers, Yegua Creek, and the Navasota River which joins the Brazos River six miles southwest of Navasota in southwestern Grimes County. In addition, there are fifteen sub tributaries within the watershed, the most important being the Leon River, a tributary of the Little River. Although the Brazos was well known to Spanish explorers and missionaries who described the Indians located along its banks, the first permanent settlements on the river were made by Anglo-Americans. John McFarland, one of the Old Three Hundred, founded San Felipe de Austin at the Atascosito Crossing of the Brazos. The town became the colonial capital of Texas. Velasco, the site of the first colonial resistance to Mexican authority, is located on the River as are Columbia and Washington-on-the-Brazos, two of the first seats of government of the Republic of Texas. Originally, the Brazos was navigable for 250 miles from the Gulf of Mexico to the town of Washington. It was an important waterway before the Civil War, and efforts to improve it for navigation continued until the early twentieth century. Important cities in the Brazos watershed are Lubbock, Graham, Waco, Temple, Belton, Freeport and Galveston. Houston abuts the region along the Fort Bend and Brazoria County lines. The most important lakes on the Brazos River are Possum Kingdom Lake and Lake Whitney.
Fish Stocking History 
Brazos River Canoeing Map below Lake Granbury
Lake Granbury Directions:
The lake is located off U.S. 377 in Granbury, Texas.