Lake Tawakoni

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Lake Tawakoni
Sunset lake tawakoni duck cove 2014-07-30.jpeg
Sunset over Duck Cove
Location Hunt / Rains / Van Zandt counties, Texas, US
Coordinates 32°48′29″N 95°55′14″W / 32.80806°N 95.92056°W / 32.80806; -95.92056Coordinates: 32°48′29″N 95°55′14″W / 32.80806°N 95.92056°W / 32.80806; -95.92056
Type reservoir
Basin countries United States
Surface area 36,700 acres (149 km2)

Lake Tawakoni is a reservoir located approximately 53 miles (85 km) east of Dallas, Texas, 25 miles (40 km) southeast of Greenville, Texas, and 21 miles (34 km) northeast of Wills Point, Texas. It lies within three Texas counties, Hunt, Rains, and Van Zandt. It is used for water supply and recreation.

The reservoir was constructed in 1960 with the Tawakoni Balancing Reservoir Levee. It covers 36,700 acres (149 km²) and has a mean storage capacity of 926,000 acre feet (1.142×109 m3), and is owned by the Sabine River Authority of Texas.

In the summer of 2007 Lake Tawakoni State Park was the site of a large, rare spider web. The web stretched over a 200 yard path and attracted considerable attention from entomologists.[1]

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