Gibbons Creek Reservoir (Brazos River Basin)

Gibbons Creek Reservoir Dam and Spillway (Photo provided by Freese and Nichols, Inc.)Gibbons Creek Reservoir is located approximately 9.5 miles southeast of Anderson in Grimes County, on Gibbons Creek, a tributary of the Navasota River, which is a tributary of the Brazos River.  The dam and lake are owned and managed by Texas Municipal Power Agency, who uses the reservoir as a cooling pond for a power plant that generates electricity. The reservoir was officially impounded in 1981.  According to TWDB 2008 volumetric survey, the lake can store 26,171 acre-feet of water encompassing a surface area of approximately 2,576 acres at the conservation pool elevation of 247 feet above mean sea level.  The dam controls a drainage area of about 75 square miles.

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