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Lake Crook

General Entry

Lake Crook is an artificial lake on Pine Creek three miles north of Paris in central Lamar County (at 33°44' N, 95°34' W). It was constructed in 1923 and has a capacity of 9,960 acre-feet and a surface area of 1,226 acres at the spillway crest elevation of 476 feet above mean sea level. The drainage area above the dam is fifty-two square miles. The surrounding countryside is flat to rolling and is surfaced by dark, calcareous clays that support water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses.

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Anonymous, “Lake Crook,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed January 20, 2021, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/lake-crook.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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