Lake Ray Roberts
|Ray Roberts Lake|
Aerial view of Ray Roberts
|Location||Denton / Cooke / Grayson counties, Texas, USA|
|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 was named after Ray Roberts (a local congressman who supported creation of the lake) in 1980.
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.
- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: Ray Roberts Lake
- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: Corps Lake Gateway – Ray Roberts Lake
- Texas Parks and Wildlife: Ray Roberts Lake Wildlife Management Area
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