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Stillhouse Hollow Lake

General Entry

Stillhouse Hollow Lake (Reservoir) and Stillhouse Hollow Dam (formerly Lampasas Dam) are on the Lampasas River in the Brazos River Basin five miles southwest of Belton in southwestern Bell County (at 31°01' N, 97°32' W). The project is owned by the United States Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District. The Brazos River Authority purchased the conservation storage space. Construction on the dam was begun in 1962 and completed in 1968. The reservoir has a capacity of 235,700 acre-feet and a surface area of 6,430 acres at the conservation storage space elevation. The capacity at the top of the flood control storage space at the spillway crest elevation of 666 feet above mean sea level is 630,400 acre-feet, and the surface area is 11,830 acres. The drainage area above the dam is 1,318 square miles.

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

Anonymous, “Stillhouse Hollow Lake,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed October 20, 2020,

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