Lake Clyde (Colorado River Basin)

Lake Clyde (Photo provided by the owner)Lake Clyde (also known as Upper Pecan Bayou WS Soil Conservation Service Site 7 Dam) is located about six miles south of Clyde in Callahan County, on the North Prong Pecan Bayou, a tributary of the Pecan Bayou which is a tributary of the Colorado River.  The lake is owned and operated by the City of Clyde for municipal water supply and recreational purposes.  Authorization for this reservoir was issued by the State of Texas on February 2, 1965.  Construction of the lake was completed 1970.  The dam is an earthfill embankment of 3,950 feet in length with a maximum height of 63 feet.  The lake has a capacity of 5,748 acre-feet encompassing a surface area of 449 acres at the conservation pool elevation of 1,872 feet above mean sea level.  The dam controls a drainage area of 38 square miles.