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Lake Houston

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Primary outflows  San Jacinto River
Max. depth  45 ft (14 m)
Surface elevation  13 m
Outflow location  San Jacinto River
Cities  Houston
Basin countries  United States
Area  47.97 km²
Catchment area  4.6 km²
Inflow source  San Jacinto River
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Type  Municipal water reservoir
Primary inflows  west fork of the San Jacinto River
Surface area  11,854 acres (4,797 ha)
Similar  Houston Museum District, The Galleria, Sheldon Lake, Buffalo Bayou, Houston Ship Channel

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Lake Houston is a reservoir on the San Jacinto River, 15 miles (24 km) northeast of downtown Houston, Texas, United States. The reservoir is the primary municipal water supply for the city of Houston.


Map of Lake Houston, Houston, TX, USA

Location and creationEdit

Situated between the communities of Kingwood, Atascocita and Humble on the west bank, Sheldon on the south, and Crosby and Huffman on the east. An earthen dam spans a portion of the southern bank along Dwight D. Eisenhower Park.

The reservoir was created in 1953 when the City of Houston built the dam to impound a reservoir to replace Sheldon Lake, then the primary source of water for the city. The city sold Sheldon Lake to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for use as a waterfowl sanctuary and public fishing site.

The City of Houston annexed the Lake Houston area and a 22.5 miles (36.2 km) canal in 1956.

Fish and plant populationsEdit

Lake Houston has been stocked with species of fish intended to improve the utility of the reservoir for recreational fishing. Fish present in Lake Houston include catfish, largemouth bass, white crappie, and bluegill.

Recreational usesEdit

Boating and fishing are both popular recreational uses of the lake. At the northern end of the lake, Lake Houston Park also has facilities for camping and hiking.


Lake Houston Wikipedia

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