Lake Eucha

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Eucha Dam
Lake Eucha is located in Oklahoma
Lake Eucha
Location within Oklahoma
Country United States
Location Delaware County, Oklahoma
Coordinates 36°20′32″N 94°51′29″W / 36.34218°N 94.85808°W / 36.34218; -94.85808Coordinates: 36°20′32″N 94°51′29″W / 36.34218°N 94.85808°W / 36.34218; -94.85808
Opening date 1952
Dam and spillways
Impounds Spavinaw Creek
Length 2,100 ft (640 m)
Elevation at crest 778 ft (237 m)
Reservoir
Creates Lake Eucha
Total capacity 80,800 acre·ft (99,700,000 m3) nominal
Surface area 2,800 acres (1,100 ha)
Maximum length 8.5 mi (13.7 km)
Maximum width 0.7 mi (1.1 km)

In 1952, Lake Eucha in Delaware County, Oklahoma, was created by completion of the Eucha dam on Spavinaw Creek.[1] The nearest town is Jay, Oklahoma.[2] This lake is owned by the City of Tulsa, Oklahoma and functions as additional storage and as a buffer for Lake Spavinaw, which is the principal municipal water source for Tulsa.[1]

Description[edit]

The lake is 8.5 miles (13.7 km) long by 0.7 miles (1.1 km) wide. with a storage capacity of 80,000 acre feet (99,000,000 m3). Its surface area is 2,800 acres (11 km2) and the shoreline is about 50 miles (80 km).The dam elevation is 778 feet (0.237 km) and is 2,100 feet (0.64 km) long.[3]

The Cherokee community of Eucha, Oklahoma was relocated to higher ground before the dam was constructed, because the lake waters were to submerge the original townsite.[4]

Lake Eucha is also a popular place for fishing.

W. R. Holway is credited with the design and construction of both projects.[5]

Scene along Lake Eucha

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b City of Tulsa, Retrieved January 4, 2011
  2. ^ Green Country Lakes Website. Accessed October 23, 2011
  3. ^ City of Tulsa. "Water Supply Lakes - Eucha and Spavinaw Watersheds." Retrieved October 24, 2011.[1]
  4. ^ Stauber, Rose. "Delaware County," Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture, 2009. Accessed March 25, 2015.
  5. ^ Robertson, Joe. "Great Lake,"Tulsa World, January 12, 1998, last modified February 27, 2007, retrieved January 4, 2010. [2][www.acecok.org/Mar07FirstWord.pdf]