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Lake Ralph Hall will provide our region with a number of important benefits

Lake Ralph Hall will provide key water resources for North Texas, as well as economic and recreational benefits for nearby communities. It will be a lake flowing with opportunity.

Water for Our Future

As the population of Denton and Collin counties grows, so does its demand for water. While Upper Trinity Regional Water District’s (UTRWD) members and customers continue to reduce water use per person, its 29 communities are growing at a rate that their needs cannot be met by conservation and reuse alone. For this reason, Lake Ralph Hall is key to our region’s continued vitality. It will provide water for generations, boost the local economy and continue to support the growing economies of the communities we serve.

Ladonia Fossil Park

The Ladonia Fossil Park is one of Ladonia’s most popular and visited sites. Fossil hunters flock to this portion of the river to discover a variety of fossils and artifacts. Upper Trinity has created a temporary fossil park location during reservoir construction and is working with the City of Ladonia to select another ideal spot for the park after the lake is built.


After the lake is completed, it will provide a host of outdoor recreational opportunities including fishing, boating and nature viewing. These in turn will provide additional commercial and industrial opportunities to draw locals and visitors alike.

Environmental Benefits

Lake Ralph Hall and its planned environmental improvements will actually help reduce the impact of the continued erosion and restore portions of the original river channel to its beautiful and natural, meandering path.