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Lake Granbury - DeCordova Bend Dam

DeCordova Bend Dam and Lake Granbury were constructed by the Brazos River Authority and are maintained and operated by the BRA as a source of water supply.

The project was authorized through a permit issued by the State of Texas in 1964. Construction began in December 1966 and was completed by September 1969. The project provides 129,011 acre-feet of storage capacity for conservation of flood and storm waters to meet requirements of municipalities, industries, agriculture, and mining.

The reservoir was built without use of tax dollars; having been financed entirely with revenues from sales of water by the BRA. The principal revenues used to finance the project are provided under a contract with TXU Electric Company for purchase of water for industrial use, including cooling water for a natural gas-fired steam electric power plant on the reservoir and the Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant near Glen Rose. The reservoir also furnishes raw water to Hood and Johnson counties for municipal use.

The reservoir has five public access areas for picnicking and fishing including four parks offering primitive camping sites.