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Inks Lake

Inks Lake

The 837 acre Inks Lake was created by the construction of Inks Dam and was built in tandem with Buchanan Dam so the two could work together.  It is the smallest of the Highland Lakes and much of it's shoreline is protected or park land. 

For information about parks on Inks Lake, see map of parks and preservesAlso see Inks Lake State Park.

Elevation when full: 888.22 feet above mean sea level (msl)
Historic high: 902.8 feet above msl on July 25, 1938
Historic low: 877.1 feet above msl on Dec. 06, 1983
Normal operating range: 886.9 feet to 887.7 feet above msl

The Lower Colorado River Authority was created in 1934 by the Texas Legislature as a conservation and reclamation district with no taxing authority and operates solely on utility revenues and fees generated from supplying energy, water and community services.  LCRA supplies low-cost electricity for Central Texas, manages water supplies and floods in the lower Colorado River basin, develops water and wastewater utilities, provides public parks, and supports community and economic development  including managing the Highland Lakes.   Goals include providing low-cost utility services and to help ensure the protection and constructive use of the area's natural resources.  The Highland Lakes chain consists of 7 lakes starting at Lake Buchanan and culminating in Lady Bird Johnson Lake in Austin. 
 
Current Lake Levels (from LCRA)        
 
Historical Lake Levels (from LCRA)   

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