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HIGHLANDS RESERVOIR. Highlands Reservoir is on Goose Creek in the San Jacinto River basin one mile northeast of Highlands, one mile upstream from McNair, and two miles north of Interstate Highway 10 in east central Harris County (centered at 29°50' N, 95°02' W). The reservoir is owned by the San Jacinto River Authority and is a mile long and a mile wide; it has a normal capacity of 3,800 acre-feet. The twelve-foot-high Highlands Reservoir Dam has a crest length of 34,700 feet; it was constructed by the Federal Works Agency in 1943. The reservoir is used for local water supply.


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

"HIGHLANDS RESERVOIR," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 30, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.