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Lake Granbury

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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 Courthouse Square 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

If 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.

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Lake Granbury Current Weather Alerts

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Lake Granbury Weather Forecast

Friday

Sunny

Hi: 86

Friday Night

Clear

Lo: 61

Saturday

Sunny

Hi: 87

Saturday Night

Clear

Lo: 61

Sunday

Mostly Sunny

Hi: 88

Sunday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 64

Monday

Partly Sunny

Hi: 90

Monday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 67


Lake Granbury Water Level (last 30 days)


Water Level on 5/29: 692.42 (-0.58)



Lake Granbury Fishing Report from TPWD (May 27)

GOOD. Water clear. 70-75 degrees. 0.24’ low. Largemouth bass are good on swimbaits, crankbaits, and TX rigged plastic creatures in 5-18’ near boathouses, grass lines, and rocky shorelines. Crappie fishing is good around brush piles and boat docks with minnows and jigs. Catfishing is good when using earthworms, cut bait or live bait in 4-12’’. White bass are excellent using slabs and swimbaits. Stripers are good with live bait.