Lake Ralph Hall – Water for the People

Lake Ralph Hall will be one of Texas’ newest lakes and is under construction on the North Sulphur River in Southeast Fannin County. Upper Trinity Regional Water District (UTRWD) is building the lake to provide crucial water for an area whose population is projected to increase nearly five-fold in the next 50 years. Once finished, Lake Ralph Hall will also provide a host of recreational opportunities and environmental benefits. Construction began in June 2021, with plans to deliver water by 2026.

Click the icons in the graphic below for more details on each part of the lake project:

The Northeast Texas Children’s Museum in Commerce, TX has opened a new fossil dig exhibit with casts of dinosaur teeth, bones and prehistoric seashells as well as an informative wall display. The exhibit provides children the opportunity to “dig” for fossils, just as if they were hunting fossils in the North Sulphur River. Learn more.


April 26, 2023

Many North Texans may not be aware that the region will have a new, man-made lake operating in the next few years. Lake Ralph Hall is being constructed in Fannin County to help meet future water needs. Larry N. Patterson, executive director of the Upper Trinity Regional Water District, told Highland Village City Council the lake should be operational to deliver water to Highland Village and the service area by 2026.

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