Smithers Lake facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsSmithers Lake
Smithers Lake with the WA Parish Generating Station in the background
|Location||Fort Bend County, Texas|
|Coordinates||29°29′21″N 95°38′53″W / 29.48917°N 95.64806°W|
|Surface area||2,140 acres (8.7 km2)|
|Water volume||18,000 acres (73 km2)|
|Surface elevation||66 feet (20 meters)|
Smithers Lake is a lake in Fort Bend County, Texas.
It is located ten miles (16 km) southeast of Richmond. It is near the Brazos River.
The project is owned and operated by NRG Energy as the cooling-water supply for a plant, WA Parish Generating Station. It was previously owned by the Houston Lighting and Power Company. Construction was started on August 22, 1956, and was completed on July 1, 1957. Water had already been impounded in a small lake, and the date for beginning of impoundment in the new lake was October 15, 1957.
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