Brazos River Authority

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Brazos River Authority
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Abbreviation BRA
Formation 1929
Type Government-owned corporation
Purpose Water conservation and reclamation
Headquarters 4600 Cobbs Drive, Waco, Texas, 76714
Region served
Brazos River basin
General Manager
Phil Ford
Main organ
Board of Directors
Website http://www.brazos.org/

The Brazos River Authority or BRA was created in 1929 by the Texas Legislature as a quasi-governmental entity to manage the Brazos River as a water resource in Texas.[1] It was originally named the Brazos River Conservation and Reclamation District and renamed to the current name in 1953. The central office is located at 4600 Cobbs Drive in Waco.[2]

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The Brazos River Authority's administration office building in Waco, Texas

Reservoirs[edit]

The Brazos River Authority manages dams that create three reservoirs on the Brazos River and its tributaries:

The Authority will also manage the dam that will create Allens Creek Reservoir on Allens Creek, in the event it is ever built.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Brazos River Authority from the Texas Handbook Online
  2. ^ "Contact Information." Brazos River Authority. Accessed August 31, 2008.