ALICE TERMINAL RESERVOIR
ALICE TERMINAL RESERVOIR. Alice Terminal Reservoir, also known as Lake Alice, is on Chiltipin Creek in the Nueces-Rio Grande coastal basin three miles north of Alice in Jim Wells County (at 27°49' N, 98°03' W). Construction of the reservoir started on September 27, 1963, and was completed in 1965. The project is owned by the Alice Water Authority and is operated as a municipal water supply for the city of Alice. The lake is also used for recreation. Its water is obtained from Chiltipin Creek, supplemented by Nueces River water that is purchased by contract from the city of Corpus Christi. The reservoir has a normal capacity of 2,780 acre-feet and surface area of 700 acres; its maximum capacity is 7,316 acre-feet. An intake structure and a pumping plant were built at Lake Corpus Christi to deliver purchased water through 20.4 miles of pipeline. The drainage area to the reservoir is some 157 square miles.
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