Sardis Lake


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Kiamichi Mountains

Date: 10/5/2016 6:57:56 PM

Several flood control reservoirs built and maintained by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers or the state, including Broken Bow Lake, Clayton Lake, McGee Creek Lake, Pine Creek Lake, and Sardis Lake (Oklahoma), are framed by views of the mountains and add to

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1982 establishments in Oklahoma

Date: 9/22/2016 11:31:20 PM

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Landforms of Latimer County, Oklahoma

Date: 8/25/2016 2:50:14 AM

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Sardis Lake, Oklahoma, USA

Date: 8/18/2016 12:16:40 PM

No visitor could be better served than by a visit to beautiful Sardis Lake. Located in Oklahoma's Kaimichi Region, the reservoir is surrounded by mountain ranges-the Winding Stair Mountains to the east and north, the Kiamichi Mountains to the south and the

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State, tribes settle dispute over Sardis Lake

Date: 8/12/2016 5:24:00 AM

OKLAHOMA CITY — The state, its capital city and two of its largest Native American tribes have declared a truce in a years-long wrangle for control of one of Oklahoma’s largest reservoirs. For five years Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, and the Choctaw and

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• Length: 117 Miles
• Surface Area: 14,360 Acres
• 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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