North Fork Buffalo Creek Reservoir (Red River Basin)

North Fork Buffalo Creek Reservoir is located about four miles northwest of Iowa Park in west central Wichita County, Texas.  The dam was built on North Fork Buffalo Creek, a tributary of the Red River, from May 14 to November 10,1964.  Deliberate impoundment began on the date of completion. It is owned and operated by the Wichita County Water Control and Improvement District #3 for water supply to Iowa Park Township and for recreational use.  The dam is an earthfill embankment of 4,645 feet long with a maximum height of 47 feet. The top of the dam is at elevation of 1,058 feet above mean sea level. The uncontrolled emergency spillway is located near the left end of the dam and is excavated between levees with a crest at elevation , 1,050 feet above mean sea level. The reservoir has a storage capacity of 15,400 acre-feet, encompassing a surface area of 1,500 acres, at the crest of its uncontrolled service spillway, where the elevation is 1,048 feet above mean sea level.  At its emergency spillway level (1,050 feet above mean sea level) the reservoir's capacity is 19,000 acre-feet and the surface area is 1,730 acres. The dam controls a drainage area of approximately 33 square miles.

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