1925 - City leaders consider using the Bosque River for the primary water supply in Waco.
1926 - City passes a $3.5 million bond to fund building the original Lake Waco.
1929 - Construction begins on Lake Waco.
1930 - Construction on the first Lake Waco Dam completed which guaranteed Waco the rights to 39,000 acre-feet of water.
1950 - In the midst of a drought, The City of Waco begins planning for future water needs.
1956 - City officials lobby for the construction of a new dam with leadership from Jack Kultgen and Harlon Fentress.
1958 - Construction begins on the dam. In the Lake Waco Dam authorization language from Congress guaranteed Waco priority water rights to our existing 39,000 acre-feet as well as the option to acquire additional water rights and the option to acquire all future water rights. New business in Waco receives a huge boost.
1964 - Lake Waco Dam is completed and provides long-term, dependable water supply for the citizens of Waco. The City of Waco is given water rights to 59,000 acre-feet of water rights from Lake Waco.
1979 - The City of Waco requests feasibility study on raising the level of the lake.
1983 - Study is completed and 7 feet is considered most feasible lake level.
1998 - Waco City Council votes to increase the Lake Waco Pool by seven feet giving the City of Waco 79,000 acre-feet of dependable water supply.
2003 - Impoundment of water begins. With the Lake Waco Pool Rise, the City of Waco water rights to 79,000 acre-feet of dependable water supply from Lake Waco for a normal lake level of 462.
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