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CHACON RESERVOIR. Chacon Reservoir (Chacon Lake) is on the southern end of the Medina Dam and Medina Diversion Dam irrigation system, four miles northwest of Natalia in southeastern Medina County. The lake's dam impounds water carried by Chacon Creek and surplus water from the Medina Canal, an irrigation channel supplied by water impounded upstream by the Medina Diversion Dam. The reservoir's capacity is estimated at 2,000 acre-feet. In 1989 local residents claimed that the reservoir was the place to catch Texas-size catfish.


C. L. Dowell, Dams and Reservoirs in Texas: History and Descriptive Information (Texas Water Commission Bulletin 6408 [Austin, 1964]). Cyril Matthew Kuehne, S.M., Ripples from Medina Lake (San Antonio: Naylor, 1966).


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

"CHACON RESERVOIR," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 29, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.