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BAIRD LAKE. Baird Lake is a natural lake four miles west of the Andrews-Martin county line and eight miles north of the Andrews-Ector-Midland county intersection in southeastern Andrews County (at 32°12' N, 102°17' W). The lake is the site of Baird Springs, the only remaining active springs in the county. Extensive windmill and oil drilling, combined with large irrigation projects, has depleted sources of surface water in the area. The lake is located in a remote region of oilfields and ranchlands.


Gunnar Brune, Springs of Texas, Vol. 1 (Fort Worth: Branch-Smith, 1981).


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

"BAIRD LAKE," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed September 01, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.