About the Texas Lake Gallery

  1. Purpose


Welcome to the Texas Lake Gallery! This web application serves as an interactive insight into the historical narrative of the lakes and reservoirs in the State of Texas for the purpose of general public education and understanding about the precious water resources of Texas. It is our hope to relay awareness and historical knowledge of the infinitely significant water bodies utilized by the citizens of Texas daily.

Developed by the Texas Natural Resources Information System (TNRIS), a division of the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB), the Texas Lake Gallery focuses on the water sources managed by the TWDB.

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Planning Regions

What are the Planning Regions?

The Planning Regions are the official boundaries designated by the TWDB for purposes of project and resources management. The regions are utilized within this application as a mechanism of organization for the numerous lakes and reservoirs represented while also serving as a tool of navigation for the user to apprehend the spatial context of the data.

For more information regarding the Planning Regions and the water bodies and entities they encompass, please visit the Interactive Statewide Water Plan.

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Data Sources

  • Regions

    The Regions dataset was created and is maintained by the Texas Water Development Board. The geometry of this dataset embody the Planning Regions described above.

  • Lakes & Reservoirs

    The Lakes dataset was created and is maintained by the Texas Water Development Board. The dataset does not encompass every lake and reservoir within the State of Texas. Instead, the dataset focuses on the 188 water bodies significant to water supply and management for public and industrial purposes. Information regarding water supply and consumption for the State of Texas is greatly detailed within the Interactive Statewide Water Plan.

  • Boat Ramp, Channel Marker, Hazard, & Park Overlays

    The overlay layers available within the lake story pages are composites from various regional and local authoritative sources across the State of Texas. This data was kindly supplied by the following entities:

  • Historical Aerial Imagery

    The Historical Aerial Imagery layers are composite mosaics of scanned photography from the TNRIS historical aerial archive. All images were researched, scanned, compiled, georeferenced, and served by TNRIS. Imagery from the archive is available for public acquisition and consumption. It can be acquired through TNRIS' Research & Distribution Center.

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The Texas Lake Gallery was developed and is maintained by the Texas Natural Resources Information System.

If you have any questions or would like to report a bug, please contact us by completing the form at https://tnris.org/contact/. Choose the option 'General Question or Comment'.

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