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Brazos River Authority

Brazos River Authority
Abbreviation BRA
Formation 1929
Type Government-owned corporation
Purpose Water conservation and reclamation
Headquarters 4600 Cobbs Drive, Waco, Texas, 76714
Region served Brazos River basin
General Manager Phil Ford
Main organ Board of Directors

The Brazos River Authority or BRA was created in 1929 by the Texas Legislature as a quasi-governmental entity to manage the Brazos River as a water resource in Texas.[1] It was originally named the Brazos River Conservation and Reclamation District and renamed to the current name in 1953. The central office is located at 4600 Cobbs Drive in Waco.[2]

The Brazos River Authority's administration office building in Waco, Texas


The Brazos River Authority manages dams that create three reservoirs on the Brazos River and its tributaries:

The Authority will also manage the dam that will create Allens Creek Reservoir on Allens Creek, in the event it is ever built.

See also


  1. ^ Brazos River Authority from the Texas Handbook Online
  2. ^ "Contact Information." Brazos River Authority. Accessed August 31, 2008.
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