Pine Creek Lake facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsPine Creek Lake
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|Location||McCurtain and Pushmataha Counties, Oklahoma|
|River sources||Little River (Red River)|
|Basin countries||United States|
|Managing agency||U.S. Army Corps of Engineers|
|Surface area||3,750 acres (15.2 km2)|
|Water volume||53,750 acre feet (66,300,000 m3)|
|Shore length1||79 miles (127 km)|
|Surface elevation||438 feet (134 m)|
|1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.|
The lake, which was begun in 1963 and became operational built in 1969, impounds the waters of Little River, Pine Creek, and Turkey Creek. It is managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for flood control, water supply, fish and wildlife, and recreational purposes. The adjacent Pine Creek Wildlife Management Area extends this mission.
Pine Creek Lake comprises 3,750 acres (15.2 km2) of area and 74 miles (119 km) of shoreline. Normal pool elevation is 438 feet (134 m) above sea level. Its flood pool capacity is 465,780 acre feet (574,530,000 m3), at which time its flood pool is at an elevation of 480 feet (150 m) above sea level. Normal pool capacity is 53,750 acre feet (66,300,000 m3).
The dam is a rolled earth embankment, with a length of 7,712 feet (2,351 m) and a height of 124 feet (38 m) above the streambed. The total length of the dam, dike and spillway is 22,470 feet (6.85 km). There is an uncontrolled saddle spillway, that is a gravity ogee weir. The design capacity of the spillway is 246,000 cubic feet (7,000 m3) per second.
The wildlife management area covers10,280 acres (41.6 km2) and is adjacent to Little River and Pine Creek Lake.
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