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LOVELLS LAKE. Lovells Lake, twelve miles south of Beaumont in central Jefferson County (at 29°55' N, 94°10' W), is a narrow, river-like lake that is almost eight miles long. Several pumping stations and man-made embankments allow local rice farmers to use its waters for irrigation. A small watercourse ties the southeastern portion of Lovells Lake to Taylor Bayou. The Lovells Lake oilfield lies two miles northeast of the lake. The field, discovered in 1948, had yielded large quantities of natural gas and more than thirty million barrels of crude oil by January 1, 1985.

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