Lake McQueeney (Guadalupe River Basin)

An aerial view to part of the Lake McQueeney (Photo provided by the owner)Lake McQueeney (also known as TP-3 Dam or Abbott Dam) is located five miles northwest of Seguin in Guadalupe County, on the Guadalupe River.  The Lake is currently owned by Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority for hydro-electric power generation, water conservation and recreational purposes.  Authorization (Permit No. 21) for this project was issued by the State Board of Water Engineers on July 25, 1914.  Construction of the dam started in 1927 and was completed in 1928 by Texas Power Corporation.  Deliberate impoundment of water and power generation began at that time.  The dam is an earthfill embankment with concrete core wall of 1,900 feet long including concrete spillway.  The lake has a capacity of 5,000 acre-feet encompassing a surface area of 396 acres at the conservation pool elevation of 528.7 feet above mean sea level.  The drainage area above the dam is 1,697 square miles.  The water level has been partly regulated by release from the Canyon Reservoir and Lake Dunlap since June 1964.