Stroud Lake (Oklahoma) facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsStroud Lake
|Etymology||City of Stroud, Oklahoma|
|Surface area||621 acres (2,510,000 m2)|
|Max. depth||46.9 feet (14.3 m)|
|Water volume||8,800 acre-feet (10,900,000 m3)|
|Shore length1||14.2 miles (22.9 km)|
|Surface elevation||855 feet (261 m)|
|1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.|
The lake was formally named "Salt Camp Creek Watershed Dam No. 12" when it was under construction. The project was built by the City of Stroud and the Creek County Conservation District, assisted by the Oklahoma Conservation Commission and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Program. Although the lake's primary purpose was for flood control, the City of Stroud paid for an additional 4,600 acre-feet (5,700,000 m3) of municipal water storage and 4,200 acre-feet (5,200,000 m3) of recreational water storage above that required for flood control.
Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) says that Stroud Lake, which was created by damming Lincoln Creek, has a surface area of 600 acres (240 ha), a capacity of 8,800 acre-feet (10,900,000 m3), a shoreline of 14 miles (23 km), and a normal elevation of 855 feet (261 m). The lake was built primarily to serve the following functions: water supply, flood control and recreation.
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