Cross Lake at Shreveport

Reservoir Levels Weather Hydrology

Cross Lake is a 8,575-acre reservoir located in Shreveport, Louisiana. It was created in 1926 by the construction of a dam on the Red River. The lake is primarily fed by the Red River and several smaller tributaries. It also receives water from snowpack and surface flow from surrounding areas. The lake provides water for agricultural uses and recreational activities such as fishing, boating, and swimming. The hydrology of the lake is managed by the Red River Waterway Commission. The lake has been the subject of conservation efforts due to issues such as water quality and invasive species. Overall, Cross Lake serves as an important resource for the surrounding community and plays a significant role in the region's water supply and recreational activities.

June 19, 2024







Lake Or Reservoir Water Surface Elevation Above Ngvd 1929, Ft 24hr Change -0.03%
Percent of Normal 100%
Minimum 168.78 ft
Maximum 175.09 ft
Average 170 ft
Dam_Height 50
Hydraulic_Height 32
Drainage_Area 253
Year_Completed 1925
Nid_Storage 215000
Structural_Height 50
River_Or_Stream CROSS BAYOU
Primary_Dam_Type Earth
Foundations Soil
Surface_Area 8768
Hazard_Potential High
Outlet_Gates Vertical Lift
Dam_Length 10820
Nid_Height 50

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