Lake Casa Blanca

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Lake Casa Blanca
Location Laredo, Texas
Coordinates 27°32′01″N 99°26′55″W / 27.53361°N 99.44861°W / 27.53361; -99.44861Coordinates: 27°32′01″N 99°26′55″W / 27.53361°N 99.44861°W / 27.53361; -99.44861
Type Recreational reservoir
Primary inflows Chacon Creek
San Ygnacio Creek
Primary outflows Chacon Creek
Basin countries United States
Surface area 1,680 acres (680 ha)
Max. depth 36 ft (11 m)
Water volume 20,000 acre⋅ft (0.025 km3)
Surface elevation 440 ft (130 m)

Lake Casa Blanca is a reservoir on the Chacon Creek, 5 miles (8 km) northeast of downtown Laredo, Texas, United States. The reservoir was formed in 1951 by the construction of a dam to provide recreational opportunities for the residents of Webb County. The current dam is the second built across the creek - a previous dam built in 1946 failed the following year during the initial attempted impounding of a reservoir. There are residential properties along the lake as well as a Texas state park. 525 acres surrounding the lake is a park that was operated jointly by the City of Laredo and Webb County before it was leased by the state in 1990 and opened in March 1991 as the Lake Casa Blanca International State Park. Lake Casa Blanca is fed by the Chacon Creek and San Ygnacio Creek.

Entrance sign to Lake Casa Blanca International State Park off the Bob Bullock Loop in Laredo

Fish and plant life[edit]

Lake Casa Blanca has been stocked with species of fish intended to improve the utility of the reservoir for recreational fishing. Fish present in Lake Casa Blanca include carp, hybrid striped bass, catfish, and largemouth bass.

Recreational uses[edit]

Recreational uses of the park include cooking out, camping, picnicking, swimming, skiing boating, mountain biking, and the most popular recreational use of the lake is fishing. Boat ramps are available throughout the lake. Lake Casa Blanca formerly supplied water to the Casa Blanca Golf Course nearby until drought conditions forced alternative means to be explored.

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