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LAKE NACOGDOCHES. Lake Nacogdoches is on Bayou Loco, a tributary of the Angelina River, in the Neches River basin ten miles west of Nacogdoches in western Nacogdoches County (at 31°37' N, 94°49' W). The project is owned and operated by the city of Nacogdoches for municipal water supply and recreation. Construction of Bayou Loco Dam was begun in the mid-1970s and completed in 1977. The normal capacity of the reservoir is 42,318 acre-feet; the maximum capacity is 122,000 acre-feet. The local terrain is flat with local shallow depressions, surfaced by clay and sandy loams that support water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses.


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

"LAKE NACOGDOCHES," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 27, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.