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LAKE CISCO. Lake Cisco is three miles northwest of Cisco in northwestern Eastland County (at 32°26' N, 98°59' W). The lake, located on 445 acres where Sandy Creek was dammed in 1923, furnishes a water supply for Cisco. Golf and boating are also available. Lake Cisco drains an area of twenty-six square miles. It has an operating-level capacity of 8,800 acre-feet, and its flow has been supplemented since May 1956 by pumping from nearby Battle Creek. The moderately deep clay on its shores supports numerous short grasses.


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


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

"LAKE CISCO," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 28, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.