De Cordova Bend Dam
De Cordova Bend Dam and Lake Granbury were constructed by the Brazos River Authority and are maintained and operated by the Authority as a source of
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 lake was built
without use of tax dollars; having been financed entirely with revenues from sales of water by the Authority. 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 lake and the Comanche
Peak nuclear power plant near Glen Rose. The lake also furnishes raw water to Hood and Johnson Counties for municipal use.
The lake has five public access areas for picnicking and fishing including four parks offering primitive camping sites.