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Cache Creek
Cache Creek (Oklahoma) Southwest Quadrant.jpg
Cache Creek sandbar geology including the periodic variations in stream flow and water level.
Country United States
State Oklahoma
Region Southwestern United States
Physical characteristics
Main source Confluence of East Cache Creek and West Cache Creek
Temple Cotton County Oklahoma, Southwestern United States, United States
915 ft (279 m)
River mouth Red River
Taylor, Oklahoma, Southwestern United States, United States
888 ft (271 m)
Length 5.5 mi (8.9 km)
Basin features
River system Red River
Basin size 796 sq mi (2,060 km2)
Tributaries
  • Left:
    West Cache Creek, Deep Red Creek
  • Right:
    East Cache Creek
Cache Creek (Oklahoma) Designation Sign
State of Oklahoma sign designating Cache Creek

Cache Creek is a small creek in Cotton County, Oklahoma and a tributary of the Red River. Cache Creek has a distance of 5.5 miles (8.85 km) from the Red River to the East Cache Creek and West Cache Creek basin. The East Cache Creek and West Cache Creek confluence is located 6 miles (9.75 km) southwest of Temple, Oklahoma.

Cache Creek has three primary tributaries East Cache Creek, West Cache Creek, and Deep Red Creek.

East Cache Creek

East Cache Creek has a stream source located geographically 6.5 miles (10.41 km) northwest of Meers, Oklahoma. The creek routes to the Cache Creek basin located southwest of Temple, Oklahoma. East Cache Creek has a distance of approximately 50 miles (80 km) and rises from an elevation of 915' (279 m) to 1725' (526 m).

Elmer Thomas Lake, Lake Ellsworth, Lake Lawtonka, Little Medicine Creek, Medicine Creek, Snake Creek, and Soldier Creek are tributaries of East Cache Creek.

West Cache Creek

West Cache Creek has a stream source located geographically 6.5 miles (10.6 km) south of Saddle Mountain, Oklahoma. The creek routes to the Cache Creek basin located southwest of Temple, Oklahoma. West Cache Creek has a distance of approximately 45 miles (72 km) and rises from an elevation of 915' (279 m) to 1961' (598 m).

Gramma Lake, Comanche Lake, Kiowa Lake, French Lake, Fish Lakes, Lost Lake, Quanah Parker Lake, Crater Lake, Canyon Lake, Crater Creek, Blue Beaver Creek, Lake Rush, Lake Jed Johnson, Ketch Lake, Pecan Creek, and Sandy Creek are tributaries of West Cache Creek.

Deep Red Creek

Deep Red Creek has a stream source located geographically 4.5 miles (7.34 km) west of the Charon Gardens Wilderness Area near Odetta, Oklahoma. The creek routes to West Cache Creek located 5.5 miles (8.8 km) to the northeast of Randlett, Oklahoma. Deep Red Creek has a distance of approximately 43 miles (69 km) and rises from an elevation of 957' (292 m) to 1567' (478 m).

Lake Frederick and Little Deep Red Creek are tributaries of Deep Red Creek.

Discharges

Name Location Discharge Notes
East Cache Creek Walters 223 cu ft/s (6.3 m3/s)
West Cache Creek Cookietown 182 cu ft/s (5.2 m3/s)
Deep Red Creek Randlett 168 cu ft/s (4.8 m3/s)
Cache Creek Mouth 573 cu ft/s (16.2 m3/s) Discharge obtained by combining East & West Cache Creek & Deep Red Creek

Stream Water & Watershed Data

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