Lake Austin, Texas!

Lake Austin, Texas!

Lake Austin, Texas!

Our beautifully detailed, laser engraved and precision cut map of Lake Austin in Travis County, Texas with the following interesting stats carved into it:

  • Surface Area: 1,599 Acres
  • Depth: 75 Feet

The first lake on the same site was named Lake McDonald, a reservoir formed by the construction of Austin Dam between 1890 and 1893. In 1900 a heavy rainstorm overwhelmed and destroyed the first Austin Dam, causing extensive flooding.

The dam began to be rebuilt in 1915, but repairs were abandoned because of a contract dispute, and the unfinished dam was again destroyed in a heavy storm later that year. In 1938 the Lower Colorado River Authority began building the Tom Miller Dam; the dam was completed and the lake filled in 1939.

The Austin Dam, also referred to as "The Great Granite Dam" failure was a catastrophic dam failure near Austin, Texas. The destruction of the dam drained the Lake McDonald reservoir and left the city of Austin without electrical power for a number of months!

 

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