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LAKE MCQUEENEY

LAKE MCQUEENEY. Lake McQueeney, also called Lake Abbott, is on the Guadalupe River five miles west of Seguin in western Guadalupe County (at 29°36' N, 98°02' W). The Lake McQueeney and Abbott Dam project is owned and operated by the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority for generation of hydroelectric power. Construction of the Abbott Dam began in 1927 and was completed in 1928. The lake has a capacity of 5,000 acre-feet and a surface area of 396 acres at an elevation of 528 feet above mean sea level. The total generating capacity of the power plant is 2,800 kilowatts. The river flow has been partly regulated since June 1964 by releases from Canyon Reservoir. The drainage area above the dam is 1,684 square miles. Recreational facilities have prompted the building of many lakehouses and summer residences around the lake.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 
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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Handbook of Texas Online, Seth D. Breeding, "Lake McQueeney," accessed September 28, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/rol54.

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