Ballinger City Lake, popularly known as Lake Ballinger, is located on Valley Creek in the lower Colorado-Llano basin, six miles northwest of Ballinger in west central Runnels County (at 31°46' N, 100°03' W). The earthfill dam was completed in 1947; it is thirty feet high and 4,400 feet long, has a 400-foot spillway, and impounds up to 8,215 acre-feet. The lake was engineered by Parkhill, Smith, and Cooper and is owned by the city of Ballinger. It is used for debris control and municipal water supply.
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Inventory of Dams, Report No. WR0703, Water Rights and Uses Division, Dam and Flood Plain Safety Section, Texas Water Commission, Austin.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.
“Ballinger City Lake,”
Handbook of Texas Online,
accessed May 25, 2022,
Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
Original Publication Date:
November 1, 1994