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12/21/2014
Full Pool: 0.0
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Alabama Bass Trail and BoatUS Team Up for Towing

News 8 KFMB

Date: 12/3/2014 1:01:00 AM

The 13 bass fishing lakes consist of Lake Guntersville, Wheeler Lake, Pickwick Lake, Lewis Smith Lake, Neely Henry Lake, Lay Lake, Logan Martin Lake, Lake Jordan, Alabama River, Lake Eufaula, and the Mobile-Tensaw River Delta, Weiss Lake and Lake Martin

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Employee Spotlight: Cory West

United States Army

Date: 11/18/2014 12:42:00 PM

Cory West is a mechanic at the Eufaula Dam Powerhouse. Cory grew up in Keota, Oklahoma and graduated from Keota High School in 2001. He holds an Associate of Applied Science in Distinctive Manufacturing from the Oklahoma State University Institute of

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Tulsa District Reservoir Drought Update - December 11

United States Army

Date: 11/12/2014

DROUGHT UPDATE: As of December 9, approximately 30 percent of the lower 48 states remained in some level of drought. Tulsa District, which includes the Red River and Arkansas River watersheds, varied from normal conditions in some eastern areas to the

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Tulsa District Reservoir Drought Update - December 11

United States Army

Date: 11/12/2014

DROUGHT UPDATE: As of December 9, approximately 30 percent of the lower 48 states remained in some level of drought. Tulsa District, which includes the Red River and Arkansas River watersheds, varied from normal conditions in some eastern areas to the

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Employee Spotlight: Justin Crow

United States Army

Date: 11/6/2014 2:08:00 PM

Justin Crow is a power plant senior mechanic at the Eufaula Dam Powerhouse. He grew up in Warner, Oklahoma and graduated from Warner High School in 2005. Justin studied at Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology – Okmulgee and graduated with an

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• Surface Area: 14,360 Acres
• Shoreline: 117 Miles
• Volume: 274,333 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 275 Square Miles
• Average Depth: 17 Feet
Sardis Lake is a reservoir in Pushmataha County and Latimer County in Oklahoma, US. The dam impounding the lake is located approximately 3 miles north of Clayton. The lake covers 14,360 acres with 117 miles of shoreline. The lake is an impoundment of Jackfork Creek, a tributary of the Kiamichi River.
The lake's normal pool elevation is 599 feet above sea level. Its storage capacity is 274,330 acre feet. At flood stage its elevation is 607 feet above sea level and its capacity rises to 396,900 acre feet.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, led by Donald Mahaffey, constructed the dam and lake between 1977 and 1982 under a contract with the state of Oklahoma for the purpose of selling water to municipalities and industrial customers in Oklahoma. Oklahoma agreed to make 50 annual payments and to pay the costs of operating the dam and lake. However, the state was unable to sell the water it needed to recover its costs, so the state discontinued payments to the federal government in 1997. The federal government sued the state for breach of contract and recovery of funds. The case wound its way through the courts and eventually Oklahoma lost the case when the Supreme Court declined to hear the case.
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