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CEDAR CREEK RESERVOIR. Cedar Creek Reservoir is three miles northeast of Trinidad on Cedar Creek in the Trinity River Basin in Henderson County (at 32°11' N, 96°04' W). The project is owned and operated by the Tarrant County Water Control and Improvement District No. 1 for municipal water supply. Construction started in April 1961 and was completed in 1965. The reservoir has a capacity of 679,200 acre-feet and a surface area of 34,000 acres at operating elevation of 332 feet above mean sea level. The drainage area above the dam is 1,007 square miles. The surrounding flat to rolling terrain is surfaced by sandy and clay loams that support water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses.


C. L. Dowell, Dams and Reservoirs in Texas: History and Descriptive Information (Texas Water Commission Bulletin 6408 [Austin, 1964]).

Seth D. Breeding

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Seth D. Breeding, "CEDAR CREEK RESERVOIR," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed December 01, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.