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Old 07-23-2014, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
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I did not see a thread that documented the many reservoirs of the US. Here's an opportunity to share the history and contemplate the future of your region's water supply.
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Old 07-23-2014, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
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Lake Roland

http://www.rolandpark.org/images/LakeRoland3.jpg

Opened: 1861
Status: Defunct - Now part of Baltimore City owned Robert E. Lee Park. Baltimore County assists with park maintenance.
Surface Area: 100 acres
Capacity: N/A
Fun Fact: Opening marked the start of municipal water supply for the City of Baltimore.

Loch Raven Reservoir

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2305/2...20866155_z.jpg

Opened: 1881
Expanded: 1914, 1923
Status: Active - Owned & operated by the City of Baltimore
Surface Area: 2400 acres
Capacity: 23,000,000,000 gallons
Fun Fact: The town of Warren was seized via eminent domain by the City of Baltimore. Most buildings left from Warren have been underwater for roughly 100 years. More info on Warren by clicking here.

Prettyboy Reservoir

http://md.water.usgs.gov/teams/gst/Current-WaterUse.jpg

Opened: 1932
Status: Active - Owned & operated by the City of Baltimore
Surface Area: 1500 acres
Capacity: 19,000,000,000 gallons
Fun Fact: Water from Prettyboy Reservoir is transferred to Loch Raven Reservoir. The two reservoirs comprise roughly 61% of Baltimore's Metropolitan Water System

Liberty Reservoir

http://www.bowhuntingmaryland.com/wp...to_Aug2010.jpg

Opened: 1954
Status: Active - Owned & operated by the City of Baltimore
Surface Area: 3100 acres
Capacity: 43,000,000,000 gallons
Fun Fact:
Construction Photos of Liberty Reservoir

Additional Baltimore Reservoir Facts can be viewed by clicking here.

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Old 07-23-2014, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Toledo Bend Reservoir is a reservoir on the Sabine River between Texas and Louisiana. The lake has an area of 185,000 acres (749 km˛), the largest man-made body of water in (or partially in) Texas, the largest in the South, and the fifth largest (surface acre) in the United States.[1] The dam is capable of generating 92 megawatts of electrical power.

Toledo Bend Reservoir - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

http://www.toledo-bend.us/gallery/aerial/pan678w.jpg
Toledo Bend

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Old 07-24-2014, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Austin
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Beautiful Lake Travis outside of Austin. As far as history goes, it once had water in it.

http://laketravislifestyle.com/a-ple...er-to-another/

http://laketravislifestyle.com/wp-co...is-Drought.jpg

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