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SILVER LAKE. Silver Lake, often referred to by its Spanish name Laguna Plata, is a natural lake in the West Nueces River in northeast Kinney County five miles south of the Edwards county line (at 29°33' N, 100°16' W). The lake is a mile in length and 500 feet in width. It is named for the glistening reflection which occurs as sunlight strikes its dry gypsum bedrock.


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

"SILVER LAKE," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed August 31, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.