Max Starcke Dam

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Max Starcke Dam
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Official nameMax Starcke Dam
LocationBurnet County, Texas, United States
Coordinates30°33′24″N 98°15′24″W / 30.55667°N 98.25667°W / 30.55667; -98.25667Coordinates: 30°33′24″N 98°15′24″W / 30.55667°N 98.25667°W / 30.55667; -98.25667
Construction began1949
Opening date1951
Operator(s)Lower Colorado River Authority
Dam and spillways
ImpoundsColorado River
Height98.8 feet (30.1 m)
Length859.5 feet (262.0 m)
Width (base)56.8 feet (17.3 m)
Spillway type10 controlled, hydraulically operated crest gates
Spillway capacity109,200 cu ft/s (3,090 m3/s) (10 floodgates at 10,100 cfs; 2 turbines at 4,100 cfs)
CreatesLake Marble Falls
Surface area611 acres (2.47 km2) [1]
Power Station
Turbines2 [1]
Installed capacity32 MW [1]

Max Starcke Dam is a dam in the U.S. state of Texas. Starcke Dam impounds Lake Marble Falls, one of the Texas Highland Lakes. The dam was constructed in 1949-1951 in order to provide hydroelectric power. Located near Marble Falls, Texas, Starcke Dam was the last of the six Highland Lakes dams to be built.

Originally called Marble Falls Dam, the dam was renamed in 1962 for Max Starcke, a former Mayor of Seguin, Texas. Starcke was also the second general manager of the Lower Colorado River Authority and served in that position from 1940 through 1955.


  1. ^ a b c "Starcke Dam and Lake Marble Falls". Lower Colorado River Authority. 2007. External link in |website= (help); Missing or empty |url= (help); |access-date= requires |url= (help)

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