Max Starcke Dam
|Max Starcke Dam|
|Official name||Max Starcke Dam|
|Location||Burnet County, Texas, United States|
|Operator(s)||Lower Colorado River Authority|
|Dam and spillways|
|Height||98.8 feet (30.1 m)|
|Length||859.5 feet (262.0 m)|
|Width (base)||56.8 feet (17.3 m)|
|Creates||Lake Marble Falls|
|Surface area||611 acres (2.47 km2) |
|Installed capacity||32 MW |
Max Starcke Dam is a dam in the U.S. state of Texas. Named for Max Starcke in 1962. He was a former Mayor of Seguin, Texas, who became the second General Manager of the Lower Colorado River Authority, and served from 1940 through 1955.
Starcke Dam forms Lake Marble Falls, one of the Texas Highland Lakes. It 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.
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