Turning an Eroded River Channel into a Reliable Water Supply

Lake Ralph Hall will be one of Texas’ newest lakes and one of the state’s biggest water projects in the last 30 years.

Named after the longtime US Congressman Ralph Hall from Rockwall, the reservoir will be located on the North Sulphur River in Southeast Fannin County. The project is being built by Upper Trinity Regional Water District (UTRWD) and will provide crucial water for an area whose population is projected to increase nearly five-fold in the next 50 years. Construction of the lake began June of 2021, with water being delivered by 2026.

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

Lake Ralph Hall logo


April 13, 2022

The fossils were formed during the Cretaceous period marine megafossils such as mosasaurs and plesiosaurs from when North Texas was immersed in the Cretaceous Sea, also known as the Western Interior Seaway. The park is located at 2853 FM 2990 near Ladonia. This is a new location due to the construction of Lake Ralph Hall. The fossil park's website says the relocation is temporary.

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