Gulf Coast
Arbuckle Reservoir
Arbuckle Reservoir:
The Arbuckle Reservoir dam is being constructed on the Colorado River near the Texas Gulf Coast, and near Lane City in Wharton County. The new reservoir would capture water that would normally run into Matagorda Bay, and will be filled and refilled multiple times each year. Planned completion date is 2018. When full, the reservoir will be approximately two miles across and a mile wide, and will have a circumference of approximately 5 miles. The new reservoir will decrease demand on the release of water from Lakes Buchanan and Travis, two of the Highland Lakes in Central Texas, and will benefit downstream customers, including rice farmers. Downstream farmers have not received water from the Highland Lakes since 2011. Lane City is located at the intersection of SH 60 and FM 442, 8.6 miles southeast of Wharton, Texas. (512) 473-3200. (800) 776-5272.