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Wirtz Dam

Wirtz Dam was constructed in 1949-1950 in tandem with Starcke Dam to provide hydroelectric power and to form Lake LBJ, one of the Texas Highland Lakes. Originally called Granite Shoals Dam, it was renamed in 1951, in honor of Alvin J. Wirtz, who had been instrumental in the formation of the Lower Colorado River Authority. The dam is located near the City of Marble Falls, Texas.

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