Point of Interest Lake-Livingston-Dam-16 (1)
Houston, the largest city in Texas, relies on TRA’s Lake Livingston for approximately 70 percent of its available water supply.

Bardwell Lake

A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers multi-purpose lake located in Ellis County, this project’s dependable water supply yield of 9,600 acre-feet was contractually purchased by TRA as the project’s local sponsor.  TRA subsequently signed contracts for the sale of Bardwell Lake's water, on a cost basis, to Ennis and the Ellis County Water Control and Improvement District Number One (City of Waxahachie).  With the revenue generated, TRA is repaying the federal government over a 50-year period for project development costs attributable to the water supply portion of the lake.