History

History

Possum Kingdom Lake Association (originally Possum Kingdom Lessees Association) was organized in 1971. The Association was organized to provide a voice for the members of the Possum Kingdom Lake Community and to provide forums for community involvement with priority to protection of the Lake’s resources and the community.

The PKLA has been involved in many community related events and actively supports the PKVFD East and West with annual contributions as well as community activities. The Association has worked to raise community awareness through 911 information, life jacket programs and general information communication.
PKLA has led efforts in several projects of great import to the community it serves. These include:

  • Support of firefighter efforts during the Possum Kingdom complex fires of 2011 (over 100,000 acres burned) with meals, tools and special equipment.
  • Legislation that resulted in the divestiture program that allowed PK lessees to purchase their leased properties from the Brazos River Authority.
  • Opposition to BRA’s plan to sell large additional quantities of water, with little definition of the effect on PK. A settlement was reached through negotiation that provides open communication from BRA and protection of the PK resource.