Lake Ray Roberts

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Ray Roberts Lake
Ray Roberts Lake Texas.jpg
Aerial view of Ray Roberts
Location Denton / Cooke / Grayson counties, Texas, United States
Coordinates 33°21′53″N 97°03′05″W / 33.36472°N 97.05139°W / 33.36472; -97.05139Coordinates: 33°21′53″N 97°03′05″W / 33.36472°N 97.05139°W / 33.36472; -97.05139
Type reservoir
Basin countries United States
Surface area 29,350 acres (119 km2)

Lake Ray Roberts (formally Ray Roberts Lake) is a 29,350-acre (119 km2) reservoir located 10 miles (20 km) north of Denton, Texas, between the cities of Pilot Point, Texas and Sanger, Texas. It is filled by a tributary of the Trinity River.

It was named after Ray Roberts (a local congressman who supported creation of the lake) in 1980.

The reservoir is located in, and supplies water to, Cooke, Grayson, and Denton counties.

Ray Roberts Dam and Lake

On March 2, 1945, the U.S. Congress approved the River & Harbors Act of 1945 which, among many projects, provided for the construction of Benbrook Lake, Grapevine Lake, Lavon Lake and Ray Roberts Lake, as well as modifications to the existing Garza Dam for the construction of Lewisville Lake. Ray Roberts Dam, an earthen structure 141 feet high, is owned and operated by the United States Army Corps of Engineers.

Ray Roberts is also used for recreation and is home to the Ray Roberts Lake State Park.[1]


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