Stanley Draper Lake near Oklahoma City

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Stanley Draper Lake is a reservoir located in southeast Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The lake was created in 1963 by damming the North Canadian River. It spans 1,500 acres and has a maximum depth of 48 feet. The lake serves as a primary source of drinking water for Oklahoma City and surrounding areas. The hydrology of the lake is largely dependent on surface flow from the North Canadian River and snowpack from the nearby Oklahoma Mountains. The lake is also used for recreational purposes such as fishing, boating, and camping. There are several nearby parks, including the Stanley Draper Lake Nature Center, which offers educational programs and hiking trails. Agriculture in the area is limited due to the urban location of the lake.

May 21, 2024







24hr Change 0%
Percent of Normal 102%
Minimum 37.2
Maximum 85.1
Average 70
Dam_Height 111
Hydraulic_Height 111
Drainage_Area 13.07
Year_Completed 1962
Nid_Storage 148000
Structural_Height 111
Primary_Dam_Type Earth
Foundations Rock
Surface_Area 2900
Outlet_Gates Valve - 1
River_Or_Stream EAST ELM CREEK
Dam_Length 7250
Hazard_Potential High
Nid_Height 111

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