Who We Are
Mackenzie Municipal Water Authority was created by an Act of the Texas Legislature in 1965.
The purpose of the Authority is to furnish water to the municipalities of Floydada, Lockney, Silverton, and Tulia. Seventy miles of pipelines serve the water to the four cities. Mackenzie Municipal Water Authority owns 2,386 acres.
The Water Treatment plant is located on the south side of the lake.
All facilities, including land, dam, Water Treatment Plant, pipelines, and pump stations were financed by the four cities and the taxpayers of each city. In June 1972, the bid opening for construction. By August 1974, damn construction had completed and the lake opened to the public May 1976.
Additional Things to Remember While at the Lake
All State Rules and Regulations will be enforced at Lake Mackenzie. In addition, the following rules will be enforced:
- Life Jacket (Coast Guard approved) must be worn during skiing.
- No firearms allowed, Hunting is forbidden on Lake Property.
- No Parking, picnicking on the boat ramp or turn around area. This area is restricted only to vehicles off-loading and on-loading boats.
- Swimming is at your own risk.
- Only trolling speed by boats 30 minutes after sundown until 30 minutes before sunrise.
- Counter-clockwise skiing on the lake only.
- House boats (those having living quarters thereon) are not allowed on the lake.
- Carp and goldfish used as bait is prohibited.
- Pets/Dogs must be on a leash.