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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

There are no active watches, warnings or advisories.

 

Lake Granbury Weather Forecast

Thursday

Partly Sunny

Hi: 75

Thursday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 50

Friday

Mostly Sunny

Hi: 82

Friday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 63

Saturday

Mostly Sunny

Hi: 86

Saturday Night

Clear

Lo: 58

Sunday

Mostly Sunny

Hi: 91

Sunday Night

Chance Thunderstorms

Lo: 58


Lake Granbury Water Level (last 30 days)


Water Level on 10/17: 691.86 (-1.14)



Lake Granbury Fishing Report from TPWD (Oct. 10)

GOOD. 80–83 degrees. 0.95’ low. Crappie fishing is still good around brush piles and boat docks with minnows and jigs. Catfishing is fair fishing over baited holes in 5–15 feet of water. Drop offs with timber near the main river channel are good places to catch them. Look for white bass to be schooling mid lake and up towards the dam. Have a lure ready to cast when they surface. They can also be caught trolling and jigging with slabs.