Cache Creek (Oklahoma)

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Cache Creek
River
Cache Creek (Oklahoma) Southwest Quadrant.jpg
Cache Creek sandbar geology including the periodic variations in stream flow and water level.
Country  United States
State Oklahoma
Region Southwestern United States
Part of Red River
Tributaries
 - left West Cache Creek, Deep Red Creek
 - right East Cache Creek
Source Confluence of East Cache Creek and West Cache Creek
 - location Temple Cotton County Oklahoma, Southwestern United States, United States
 - elevation 915 ft (279 m)
 - coordinates 34°12′23″N 98°18′23″W / 34.20639°N 98.30639°W / 34.20639; -98.30639
Mouth Red River
 - location Taylor, Oklahoma, Southwestern United States, United States
 - elevation 888 ft (271 m)
 - coordinates 34°08′00″N 98°16′05″W / 34.13333°N 98.26806°W / 34.13333; -98.26806Coordinates: 34°08′00″N 98°16′05″W / 34.13333°N 98.26806°W / 34.13333; -98.26806
Length 5.5 mi (9 km)
Basin 796 sq mi (2,062 km2)
State of Oklahoma sign designating Cache Creek

Cache Creek is a small creek in Cotton County, Oklahoma and a tributary of the Red River.[1] Cache Creek has a distance of 5.5 miles (8.85 km) from the Red River to the East Cache Creek and West Cache Creek basin. The East Cache Creek and West Cache Creek confluence is located 6 miles (9.75 km) southwest of Temple, Oklahoma.

Cache Creek has three primary tributaries East Cache Creek, West Cache Creek, and Deep Red Creek.

East Cache Creek[edit]

East Cache Creek has a stream source located geographically 6.5 miles (10.41 km) northwest of Meers, Oklahoma.[2][3] The creek routes to the Cache Creek basin located southwest of Temple, Oklahoma. East Cache Creek has a distance of approximately 50 miles (80 km) and rises from an elevation of 915' (279 m) to 1725' (526 m).

Elmer Thomas Lake, Lake Ellsworth, Lake Lawtonka, Little Medicine Creek, Medicine Creek, Snake Creek, and Soldier Creek are tributaries of East Cache Creek.[4][5][6][7][8][9][10]

West Cache Creek[edit]

West Cache Creek has a stream source located geographically 6.5 miles (10.6 km) south of Saddle Mountain, Oklahoma.[11][12] The creek routes to the Cache Creek basin located southwest of Temple, Oklahoma. West Cache Creek has a distance of approximately 45 miles (72 km) and rises from an elevation of 915' (279 m) to 1961' (598 m).

Gramma Lake, Comanche Lake, Kiowa Lake, French Lake, Fish Lakes, Lost Lake, Quanah Parker Lake, Crater Lake, Canyon Lake, Crater Creek, Blue Beaver Creek, Lake Rush, Lake Jed Johnson, Ketch Lake, Pecan Creek, and Sandy Creek are tributaries of West Cache Creek.[13][14][15][16][17][18][19][20][21][22][23][24][25][26][27]

Deep Red Creek[edit]

Deep Red Creek has a stream source located geographically 4.5 miles (7.34 km) west of the Charon Gardens Wilderness Area near Odetta, Oklahoma.[28] The creek routes to West Cache Creek located 5.5 miles (8.8 km) to the northeast of Randlett, Oklahoma. Deep Red Creek has a distance of approximately 43 miles (69 km) and rises from an elevation of 957' (292 m) to 1567' (478 m).

Lake Frederick and Little Deep Red Creek are tributaries of Deep Red Creek.[29][30][31][32]

Stream Water & Watershed Data[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Cache Creek
  2. ^ "East Cache Creek" (pdf). Oklahoma Water Resources Board ~ Beneficial Use Monitoring Program (BUMP). Oklahoma State Portal ~ OK.gov. Retrieved 2012-10-21. 
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: East Cache Creek
  4. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Elmer Thomas Lake
  5. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Lake Ellsworth
  6. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Lake Lawtonka
  7. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Little Medicine Creek
  8. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Medicine Creek
  9. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Snake Creek
  10. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Soldier Creek
  11. ^ "West Cache Creek" (pdf). Oklahoma Water Resources Board ~ Beneficial Use Monitoring Program (BUMP). Oklahoma State Portal ~ OK.gov. Retrieved 2012-10-21. 
  12. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: West Cache Creek
  13. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Gramma Lake
  14. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Comanche Lake
  15. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Kiowa Lake
  16. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: French Lake
  17. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Fish Lakes
  18. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Lost Lake
  19. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Quanah Parker Lake
  20. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Crater Lake
  21. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Canyon Lake
  22. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Crater Creek
  23. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Blue Beaver Creek
  24. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Lake Rush
  25. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Ketch Lake
  26. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Pecan Creek
  27. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Sandy Creek
  28. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Deep Red Creek
  29. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Lake Frederick
  30. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Little Deep Red Creek
  31. ^ "Lake Frederick" (pdf). Oklahoma Water Resources Board ~ Beneficial Use Monitoring Program (BUMP). Oklahoma State Portal ~ OK.gov. Retrieved 2012-10-21. 
  32. ^ "Lake Fredrick Map". Oklahoma Water Resources Board ~ Lakes Of Oklahoma. Oklahoma State Portal ~ OK.gov. Retrieved 2012-10-21. 

External links[edit]

  • Johnson, Kenneth S. (2009). "Lakes and Reservoirs". Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture. Oklahoma Historical Society. Retrieved September 12, 2015. 
  • Johnson, Kenneth S. (2009). "Rivers and Streams". Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture. Oklahoma Historical Society. Retrieved October 13, 2012. 
  • Johnson, Kenneth S.; Luza, Kenneth V. (2008). "Rivers, Streams, and Lakes of Oklahoma" (PDF). Oklahoma Geological Survey. University of Oklahoma. Retrieved October 13, 2012. 
  • "Important Farmlands Map, Cotton County, Oklahoma". Oklahoma Digital Maps Collection - Edmon Low Library. Oklahoma State University. 1979. Retrieved October 13, 2012. 
  • "Oklahoma and Indian Territory". Oklahoma Digital Maps Collection - Russal Brawley Collection. Oklahoma State University. 1892. Retrieved October 13, 2012.