Lake Granbury Information
Located on the Brazos River just an hour southwest of Dallas/Fort
Worth, Lake Granbury is a long, narrow, 8,310 acre lake with 103 miles
of shoreline and a maximum depth of 75 feet. The vibrant
community, constant lake level and private boat docks makes Lake
Granbury a popular lakefront living and vacation destination as well as
fishing and recreational reservoir.
Nestled on the shores of Lake Granbury, the town of Granbury along with the historic square was
the first in Texas to be added to the National Register of
Historic Places, The Granbury
has been described as "one of the most complete examples of a late 19th
century courthouse square in Texas." The Granbury
Opera House offers a variety of
live performances while the Brazos
Drive-in is one of the last
drive-ins still operating in the state.
Lake Granbury was proposed in the late 1950’s by the Brazos River
Authority and construction of De Cordova Bend Dam began on December 15,
1966 with the impoundment of water on September 15, 1969. The dam was
named after land agent and entrepreneur Jacob De Cordova.
Built by the H. B. Zachry Company, the dam is composed of Ambursen-type
concrete and earthfill. It is 2,200 feet long and 84 feet
high with a top width of 17 feet. Lake Granbury has a total capacity of
153,500 acre-feet and 103 miles of shoreline
you are interested in more color and history of Lake Granbury, check
out John Graves' book Goodbye
to a River, written in response
to the construction of the De Cordova Bend Dam.