Wright Patman Lk nr Texarkana

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Wright Patman Lake is a reservoir located in Northeast Texas, near the city of Texarkana. The lake was created in 1956 by the US Army Corps of Engineers as part of a flood control and hydroelectric power generation project. It covers an area of 20,000 acres and has a shoreline of 200 miles. The lake is fed by several tributaries, including the Sulphur River and the Big Creek. The primary purpose of the lake is to provide flood control, but it also serves as a source of water for surrounding communities and supports a variety of recreational activities, such as fishing, boating, and camping. The lake is home to a variety of fish species, including catfish, bass, and crappie. The surrounding land is used for agricultural purposes, including cattle grazing and crop production. The lake also provides habitat for a variety of wildlife, including deer, turkey, and waterfowl.

May 28, 2024







Lake Or Reservoir Water Surface Elevation Above Ngvd 1929, Ft 24hr Change -0.04%
Percent of Normal 99%
Minimum 222.85 ft
Maximum 254.54 ft
Average 232 ft
Dam_Height 106
Hydraulic_Height 101
Drainage_Area 3443
Year_Completed 1954
Nid_Storage 6505000
Hazard_Potential High
Structural_Height 106
Foundations Soil
Surface_Area 20300
Outlet_Gates Uncontrolled - 0
Dam_Length 18640
Primary_Dam_Type Earth
Nid_Height 106

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