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Lake Dunlap

Lake Dunlap is a reservoir on the Guadalupe River near the town of New Braunfels in Guadalupe County, Texas, United States. The reservoir was formed in 1931 by the construction of a dam to provide hydroelectric power to the area. Management of the dam and lake was assumed by the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority on May 1, 1963. Lake Dunlap also serves as a venue for outdoor recreation, including fishing and boating.

Lake Dunlap
Location Guadalupe County, Texas
Coordinates 29°40.70′N 98°4.00′W / 29.67833°N 98.06667°W / 29.67833; -98.06667Coordinates: 29°40.70′N 98°4.00′W / 29.67833°N 98.06667°W / 29.67833; -98.06667
Type Hydroelectric reservoir
Primary inflows Guadalupe River
Primary outflows Guadalupe River
Basin countries United States
Surface area 410 acres (170 ha)
Max. depth 40 ft (12 m)
Water volume 5,900 acre⋅ft (0.0073 km3)
Surface elevation 575 ft (175 m)

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Fish and plant lifeEdit

Lake Dunlap has been stocked with species of fish intended to improve the utility of the reservoir for recreational fishing. Fish present in Lake Dunlap include catfish, crappie, striped bass, and largemouth bass.[1]

Recreational usesEdit

The only free public access to the lake is a boat ramp located at the overpass of Interstate Highway 35 in New Braunfels. Lake Dunlap proudly offers mostly calm water due to its narrow size (in parts) and being protected of wind by shoreline trees. Wakeboarders, skiers and other recreational enthusiasts use Lake Dunlap daily due to its family friendly calmness, temperature and status of near-private lake. Boaters should use extreme caution as the lake has numerous unmarked stumps.

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