Webbers Falls Lake facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsWebbers Falls Lake
|Primary inflows||Arkansas River|
|Primary outflows||Arkansas River|
|Managing agency||U.S. Army Corps of Engineers|
|First flooded||December 1970|
|Surface area||11,600 acres (4,700 ha)|
|Average depth||15 ft (4.6 m)|
|Max. depth||54 ft (16 m)|
|Water volume||170,106 acre⋅ft (0.209823 km3)|
|Shore length1||157 mi (253 km)|
|Surface elevation||490 ft (150 m)|
|Settlements||Webbers Falls, Oklahoma|
|1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.|
Webbers Falls Lake, also known as Webbers Falls Reservoir, is a reservoir created by a lock and dam on the Arkansas River in Muskogee County, Oklahoma. The normal elevation is 490 feet (150 m). It has 157 miles (253 km) of shoreline and a surface area of 11,600 acres (47,000,000 m2). The drainage area of the lake is 97,033 square miles (251,310 km2). It is an integral part (Lock and Dam No. 16) of the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System, which was completed in 1971.
The lock and dam are about 3 miles (4.8 km) from the town of Webbers Falls, Oklahoma. There is an observation platform and visitor facility at the lock and dam, where visitors can view the operation of the locks during passage of river craft.
The project was authorized by Congress in the River and Harbor Act July 4, 1946, and amended by the Flood Control Acts of 1948 and 1950. Construction began in January 1965 and became operational for navigation in December 1970.
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