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Lake Pat Cleburne

General Entry

Lake Pat Cleburne is in the Brazos River basin four miles south of Cleburne in southwestern Johnson County (at 32°18' N, 97°26' W). The lake, originally named the Cleburne Reservoir, is owned and operated by the city of Cleburne as a municipal water supply source. Construction of a dam to impound the waters of the Nolan River began August 9, 1963, and was completed during the summer of 1964. The lake has a conservation storage capacity of 25,600 acre-feet and covers a surface area of 1,545 acres. The elevation is 733½ feet above mean sea level. The drainage area above the dam is 100 square miles. Like the nearby city, the lake is named in memory of Confederate general Pat Cleburne.

C. L. Dowell, Dams and Reservoirs in Texas: History and Descriptive Information (Texas Water Commission Bulletin 6408 [Austin, 1964]).

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Anonymous, “Lake Pat Cleburne,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed October 27, 2020, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/lake-pat-cleburne.

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