Lake Sealy – Santa Anna TX

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Description

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) built Lake Sealy in 1940 under official project number 665-66-2-391. The WPA constructed a 750 foot earthen dam to impound the lake, covering the lakeside of the dam with riprap and sodding the back side.

The lake currently provides no water or revenue for the City of Santa Anna which owns it. The lake was used for recreational fishing and then leased to a private landowner.

Source notes

Note cards on historical photographs from the National Archives and Records Administration digitized by the Historic Sites and Structures Program, Texas State Parks (Texas Parks and Wildlife Department)
(https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/72157666509845226), accessed April 28, 2018.

KTXS: (http://ktxs.com/news/brownwood/santa-anna-residents-fight-to-save-local-lake), accessed April 28, 2018.

 

Project originally submitted by Larry Moore on April 28, 2018.

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Location Info


Lake Sealy
Santa Anna, Texas

Location notes: Three miles northeast of Santa Anna, Texas

Coordinates: 31.77606, -99.28667

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