Eufaula Dam - Brooken Oklahoma/USA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member AO and CC
N 35° 18.275 W 095° 21.494
15S E 285587 N 3909372
Quick Description: Eufaula Dam and Hydroelectric generation. Great spot for fishing too.
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 9/13/2017 5:49:42 AM
Waymark Code: WMWJPW
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member lenron
Views: 3

Long Description:
Eufaula Dam is a popular spot for fishing and arrowhead hunting (when the river is low). There are atv trails located near the dam, camping at Lady Bird Landing and Brooken Cove are also close by. Fishing here is a locals favorite.

Eufaula Dam is a dam across the Canadian River in Oklahoma. Completed in 1964, it impounds Eufaula Lake, one of the world's largest man-made lakes, covering 102,500 acres. The dam serves to provide flood control, water supply, navigation and hydroelectric power generation. It supports a 90 MW power station; three generators produce 30 MW each.

The dam was approved by Rivers and Harbors Act of 1946 and construction began in December 1956. The cost of the project, completed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, was $121,735,000.
The flood-control operations of the dam were in place by February 1964, and the dam dedicated by President Lyndon B. Johnson on September 25, 1964.

Heavy rains in the spring of 2015, caused Eufaula Lake to rise so rapidly that the Corps of Engineers had to open the flood gates and release water at rates as high as 48,000 cubic feet per second. This was the highest rate since 1990.
Waterway where the dam is located: Lake Eufaula

Main use of the Water Dam: Flood Control

Material used in the structure: Concrete

Height of Dam: 612ft

Date built: 9/25/1964

Fishing Allowed: yes

Motor Sports Allowed: yes

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