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Fuqua Lake

Fuqua Lake
LocationStephens County, Oklahoma
Coordinates34°36′25″N 97°40′55″W / 34.607°N 97.682°W / 34.607; -97.682
Typereservoir
Managing agencyCity of Duncan, Oklahoma
DesignationReservoir
First flooded1962
Surface area1,500 acres (610 ha)
Average depth14 feet (4.3 m)
Water volume21,600 acre feet (26,600,000 m3)
Shore length119 miles (31 km)
Surface elevation1,079 feet (329 m)[1]
SettlementsDuncan, Oklahoma
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Fuqua Lake is a reservoir located in Stephens County, Oklahoma, about 21 miles (34 km) northeast of the city of Duncan on State Highway 29.[2] Constructed in 1962, it is the largest of four reservoirs that comprise the public water supply for Duncan.[a]

The lake was reportedly named for Herbert Breedlove (Babe) Fuqua, an oil businessesperson and politician from Fort Worth, Texas.[citation needed]

It is impounded by an earthen dam that was constructed in 1962.

Lake description

The lake has a normal capacity of 21,600 acre feet (26,600,000 m3) of water.[4] The lake covers 1,500 acres (610 ha), surrounded by 19 miles (31 km) of shoreline and having an average depth of 14 feet (4.3 m). It is operated by the city of Duncan.[5] It is also used for fishing.[6][7]

Notes

  1. ^ The other three reservoirs are Lake Humphreys, Lake Duncan, and Clear Creek Lake.[3]

References

  1. ^ [[www.topozone.com] Topozone USGS Map Quad
  2. ^ "Lake Fuqua." Undated. Accessed June 15, 2018.
  3. ^ City of Duncan, Oklahoma. "Lake Rules & Regulations." December 14, 2010. Accessed June 15, 2018.
  4. ^ "USGS Water Data". USGS. Retrieved 23 January 2016.
  5. ^ Oklahoma Water Resource Board
  6. ^ "Lake Fuqua". Oklahoma Fishing Guides. Retrieved 23 January 2016.
  7. ^ Bean, Covey. "Lake Fuqua's Bass Fishing Has Dropped Off". NewsOK. Retrieved 23 January 2016.