Lake Yahola (Oklahoma)
|Lake Yahola Dam|
|Owner(s)||City of Tulsa|
|Dam and spillways|
|Elevation at crest||603.52 ft (183.95 m)|
|Total capacity||2 billion US gallons (7,600,000 m3) nominal|
|Surface area||431 acres (1.74 km2) |
Lake Yahola is a reservoir in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The reservoir was completed in 1924. Its primary purpose is to store raw water for treatment and distribution. This city-owned, 2-billion-US-gallon (7,600,000 m3), concrete-lined lake is an integral part of the Tulsa water supply, and receives water by pipeline from Lake Spavinaw. It is located in Mohawk Park, adjacent to the Mohawk Water Treatment Plant. The original water treatment plant, designed to process 90 million gallons per day (MGD), went into service in 1929. It was replaced in 1998 by a new plant designed to process 100 MGD.
Lake Yahola also serves as a recreation site, with facilities for boating and fishing. However, the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation states that the docks are closed to the public and that boating is not allowed. Fishing from sites along the shore is allowed. The adjacent Oxley Nature Center is a popular place for bird watching.
- Bostian, Kelly. Tulsa World. "Where to fish: Local ponds."22 May 2011. Retrieved 28 Jun 2011.
- City of Tulsa. "Tulsa Water." Retrieved September 29, 2012
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- Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation. "Yahola Reservoir." Retrieved September 28, 2012.
- Tulsa Audubon Society. "Oxley Nature Center/Mohawk Park." 2007