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Oak Creek Reservoir

General Entry

Oak Creek Reservoir is five miles southeast of Blackwell in northeastern Coke County (at 32°03' N, 100°16' W). Construction of the dam on Oak Creek began on July 10, 1950, and by September 1953 the lake had filled. In 1987 the reservoir had a capacity of 39,360 acre-feet. The water supplies the towns of Sweetwater, Blackwell, Bronte, and Robert Lee. The lake also serves as a recreational site.

C. L. Dowell, Dams and Reservoirs in Texas: History and Descriptive Information (Texas Water Commission Bulletin 6408 [Austin, 1964]).

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

Anonymous, “Oak Creek Reservoir,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed October 28, 2020, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/oak-creek-reservoir.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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