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CAMP CREEK LAKE

CAMP CREEK LAKE. Camp Creek Lake is on Camp Creek, a tributary of the Navasota River, in the Brazos River basin thirteen miles southeast of Franklin in Robertson County (at 31°04' N, 96°17' W). The lake was developed by the Camp Creek Water Company. Construction began in August 1948 and was completed on January 3, 1949. The reservoir has a capacity of 8,550 acre-feet and a surface area of 750 acres at an elevation of 310 feet above mean sea level. It is fed by a drainage area of forty square miles, the site of a retirement community with more than 200 residents. The surrounding nearly level to slightly sloping terrain is surfaced by loam that supports grassland and post oaks.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 
Ralph A. Wurbs, Reservoir Operation in Texas (College Station: Texas Water Resources Institute, Texas A&M University, 1985).
James L. Hailey

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Handbook of Texas Online, James L. Hailey, "Camp Creek Lake," accessed May 31, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/roc02.

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