Lake Fort Phantom Hill Dam – Abilene TX

City:
Abilene, TX

Site Type:
Parks and Recreation, Infrastructure and Utilities, Lakes and Ponds, Water Supply

Started:
1937

Completed:
1938

Description

New Deal funds aided in the construction a dam north of Abilene on Elm Creek, resulting in the creation of Lake Fort Phantom Hill. The lake continues to be “the city’s main water source.”

Sources do not indicate exactly which New Deal program(s) provided the funding and/or labor for this project.

Source notes

https://www.reporternews.com/news/2009/jun/21/wpa-projects-helped-during-hard-times/ https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/rof07

Site originally submitted by Evan Kalish on January 7, 2014.

Location Info


Abilene, TX

Coordinates: 32.61619, -99.67175

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