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BALLINGER CITY LAKE
BALLINGER CITY LAKE. 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.
BIBLIOGRAPHY:Inventory of Dams, Report No. WR0703, Water Rights and Uses Division, Dam and Flood Plain Safety Section, Texas Water Commission, Austin.
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