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26 Texas Lakes Are BELOW 50% Capacity – May 2024

Yes Texas has had some rain recently. 

But some lakes are still struggling while others are at or near full capacity.

As the weather heats up into the summer you probably want to go and enjoy some of Texas’s best lakes

But you don’t want to turn up to a dried up reservoir!

This post gives you a quick snapshot of the current situation with all data from ‘Water Data for Texas’. (Link to full data at the end of the post).

Most of the data is as of May 07 2024 with a handful of places as of May 08 2024. 

The overall level statewide is 76.6% full.

Lakes LESS Than 50% full

These Texas lakes are less than 50% full.

Some are PRETTY low.

There’s 26 of them at the time of writing and it includes popular ones like Lake Travis and O. H. Ivie.

LakePercent Full (%)
O C Fisher1.6
Medina2.7
Palo Duro3.1
Mackenzie9.2
Falcon9.9
Greenbelt11.3
Abilene13.4
Twin Buttes13.7
E V Spence15.3
J B Thomas20.9
Hords Creek22
Elephant Butte22.3
White River22.7
Choke Canyon22.8
Amistad27.9
O H Ivie28.4
Oak Creek32.7
Travis38.5
Proctor39.3
Corpus Christi39.7
Red Bluff41
Brady Creek42.4
Meredith43.5
Sweetwater45.1
Leon47.6
Colorado City47.8

Lakes MORE Than 50% Full

Here are all the lakes that are more than 50% full.

LakePercent Full (%)
Amon G Carter100
Aquilla100
Arlington100
Athens100
Bardwell100
Belton100
Benbrook100
Bob Sandlin100
Bois d’Arc100
Bonham100
Caddo100
Cedar Creek100
Cherokee100
Conroe100
Crook100
Cypress Springs100
Fork100
Gibbons Creek100
Granger100
Grapevine100
Houston County100
Houston100
Hubert H Moss100
Jacksonville100
Jim Chapman100
Joe Pool100
Lake O’ the Pines100
Lavon100
Lewisville100
Limestone100
Livingston100
Martin100
Mineral Wells100
Mountain Creek100
Murvaul100
Nacogdoches100
Navarro Mills100
Palestine100
Pat Cleburne100
Pat Mayse100
Ray Hubbard100
Ray Roberts100
Richland-Chambers100
Somerville100
Squaw Creek100
Stillhouse Hollow100
Tawakoni100
Texoma100
Toledo Bend100
Tyler100
Waco100
Waxahachie100
Whitney100
Wright Patman100
Sam Rayburn99.5
Possum Kingdom99.1
Granbury98.5
Lyndon B Johnson98
Striker97.8
Sulphur Springs97.4
Stamford96.8
Lost Creek96.7
Coleto Creek96
Eagle Mountain95.8
B A Steinhagen95.6
Halbert95.3
Marble Falls95.3
Austin95
Inks94.7
Texana93.9
Weatherford92.9
Nasworthy90.8
Alan Henry89
Monticello88
Kemp83.8
Nocona83.7
Georgetown83.3
Graham76.6
Worth75.8
New Terrell City73.1
Brownwood72.4
Millers Creek70.8
Fort Phantom Hill69.7
Kickapoo66
Arrowhead62.9
Coleman62.6
Bridgeport61.4
Cisco60.9
Canyon58.6
Buchanan58.1
Champion Creek57.3
Palo Pinto51.7
Hubbard Creek50.9
North Fork Buffalo Creek50.9

You can see there’s still a fair amount of lakes that are at good levels of capacity.

All lakes A-Z

Here’s a list of all the lakes and reservoirs that are tracked in alphabetical order. 

*Addicks and Barker Reservoirs are a flood control lakes. They are not used for water supply and under normal conditions they are empty.

LakePercent Full (%)
Abilene13.4
Addicks– n.a. –
Alan Henry89
Amistad27.9
Amon G Carter100
Aquilla100
Arlington100
Arrowhead62.9
Athens100
Austin95
B A Steinhagen95.6
Bardwell100
Barker– n.a. –
Belton100
Benbrook100
Bob Sandlin100
Bois d’Arc100
Bonham100
Brady Creek42.4
Bridgeport61.4
Brownwood72.4
Buchanan58.1
Caddo100
Canyon58.6
Cedar Creek100
Champion Creek57.3
Cherokee100
Choke Canyon22.8
Cisco60.9
Coleman62.6
Coleto Creek96
Colorado City47.8
Conroe100
Corpus Christi39.7
Crook100
Cypress Springs100
E V Spence15.3
Eagle Mountain95.8
Elephant Butte22.3
Falcon9.9
Fork100
Fort Phantom Hill69.7
Georgetown83.3
Gibbons Creek100
Graham76.6
Granbury98.5
Granger100
Grapevine100
Greenbelt11.3
Halbert95.3
Hords Creek22
Houston County100
Houston100
Hubbard Creek50.9
Hubert H Moss100
Inks94.7
J B Thomas20.9
Jacksonville100
Jim Chapman100
Joe Pool100
Kemp83.8
Kickapoo66
Lake O’ the Pines100
Lavon100
Leon47.6
Lewisville100
Limestone100
Livingston100
Lost Creek96.7
Lyndon B Johnson98
Mackenzie9.2
Marble Falls95.3
Martin100
Medina2.7
Meredith43.5
Millers Creek70.8
Mineral Wells100
Monticello88
Mountain Creek100
Murvaul100
Nacogdoches100
Nasworthy90.8
Navarro Mills100
New Terrell City73.1
Nocona83.7
North Fork Buffalo Creek50.9
O C Fisher1.6
O H Ivie28.4
Oak Creek32.7
Palestine100
Palo Duro3.1
Palo Pinto51.7
Pat Cleburne100
Pat Mayse100
Possum Kingdom99.1
Proctor39.3
Ray Hubbard100
Ray Roberts100
Red Bluff41
Richland-Chambers100
Sam Rayburn99.5
Somerville100
Squaw Creek100
Stamford96.8
Stillhouse Hollow100
Striker97.8
Sulphur Springs97.4
Sweetwater45.1
Tawakoni100
Texana93.9
Texoma100
Toledo Bend100
Travis38.5
Twin Buttes13.7
Tyler100
Waco100
Waxahachie100
Weatherford92.9
White River22.7
Whitney100
Worth75.8
Wright Patman100

Useful Links

If you want the most up to date and interactive data to see individual stats for each lake then use the link below.

Tom Jackson

Tom was born in San Antonio but spent most of his childhood in Dallas, he has lived in several cities across Texas and joined the team in 2024 to create travel guides on Texas.

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