Brushy Lake (Sallisaw, Oklahoma) facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsBrushy Creek Reservoir
|Brushy Creek Reservoir|
|Primary inflows||Brushy Creek|
|Primary outflows||Brushy Creek|
|Managing agency||USDA Soil Conservation Service|
|Surface area||358 square feet (33.3 m2)|
|Surface elevation||906 feet (276 m)|
Brushy Creek Reservoir, now known as Brushy Lake, is a reservoir located eight miles northeast of Sallisaw, Oklahoma, on a tributary of Sallisaw Creek. Brushy Lake Park is located around the reservoir. Formerly known as Brushy Lake Reservoir and State Park, the area is now owned and operated by the city of Sallisaw.
The lake was constructed in 1963 by the USDA Soil Conservation Service for flood control and a municipal water supply for Sallisaw. The total drainage area above the lake is 13,256 acres. Water is pumped to the Sallisaw treatment facilities via a 16-inch transmission line approximately six miles in length.
The lake covers 358 acres with a volume of 3258 acre-feet. The shoreline is 4 miles (6.4 km) long. The lake elevation is 906 feet (276 m).
The City of Sallisaw completed a new water treatment plant in 2007, and retired two older, smaller plants. The new system is rated for a capacity of 6×106 US gallons (2.3×104 m3) per day. The project also including a new intake structure and pumping station.
The park has camping sites with electrical hookups, restrooms for campers using tents, a boat ramp and dock.
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