The largest lake in Texas is the man-made Toledo Bend Reservoir, which is situated on the border of Louisiana and Texas. It is located within the borders of two Louisiana parishes and four counties within Texas. The lake itself has slightly more than 185,000 acres of surface area, with a water volume of approximately 4,477,000 acre-feet.
As the largest lake in Texas, the Toledo Bend reservoir consists of more than 1,200 hundred miles of shoreline and is a popular tourist attraction that brings thousands of people who hunt, fish, hike and go boating every year. The lake also has a large dam that provides electricity to residents in Texas.Learn More
Texas is the second largest U.S. state behind Alaska and is approximately 750 miles wide and 790 miles long. Its total area is 261,797 square miles. This is about 7 percent of the total area of the United States.Full Answer >
The U.S. Geological Survey records the lake levels of all lakes in Texas on a daily basis. Its website provides current gauge levels and the discharge rate in cubic feet per second. As of August 2014, the deepest lake is Lake Travis, with a maximum depth of 210 feet.Full Answer >
According to the NRA's Institute for Legislative Action, anyone who wishes to purchase a firearm in Texas must be 18 years of age. Anyone under 18 years of age must have written consent from a parent or guardian.Full Answer >
The lowest point in Texas is sea level at in the southeastern part of the state along the Gulf of Mexico. The highest point in Texas is Guadalupe Peak at an elevation over 8,700 feet.Full Answer >