In 1998, the Waco City Council voted to increase the Lake Waco Pool by seven
feet, providing over 20,177 acre4/feet more water. This decision guaranteed
Lake Waco had sufficient drinking water to supply most of Central Texas. As a
result, the City of Waco, the United States Army Corps of Engineers and the
United States Fish & Wildlife Service began constructing a 180-acre wetland on
Lake Waco as partial fulfillment of replacing habitat that will be lost when
the lake is raised.
This project is unique - there are three other wetlands within 150 miles of Central Texas but none provide the combination of public access, providing research opportunities and having the diversity of native plants at the Lake Waco Wetlands.
Directions: Lake Waco Wetlands