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LAKE WINTERS. Lake Winters, also known as Elm Creek Lake and popularly known as New Lake Winters, is on Elm Creek five miles east of Winters in northeast Runnels County (at 31°57' N, 99°52' W). The earthfill Elm Creek Dam was completed in 1983; it is fifty-seven feet high and 5,640 feet long, has a 640-foot spillway, and impounds up to 8,374 acre-feet. The lake is owned by the city of Winters and used for municipal and domestic use.


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


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

"LAKE WINTERS," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 29, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.