This is a beautifully detailed, laser engraved and precision cut topographical Map of Lake Austin in Travis County, Texas with the following interesting stats carved into it:
- Surface Area: 1,599 Acres
- Max. 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.
Personalize your own map by choosing 3 options from the links below. Each option you choose will be engraved where the corresponding number is shown on the map in the image. Once you've made your selection, hit the back button and go to the next option. Add names and dates as a message during checkout. We will send a graphic proof for approval prior to production. Please contact us if you have any questions.
Interesting factoid: 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.
(Not all of this information made it onto the map, we just love to read up on the lakes we design).