List of largest reservoirs in the United States

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Lake Powell, impounded by Glen Canyon Dam, is the second-largest reservoir in the U.S.

This is a list of largest reservoirs in the United States, including all artificial lakes with a capacity greater than or equal to 1,000,000 acre feet (1.2 km3). Figures given are for maximum storage capacity (flood pool) of reservoirs, not regular storage volume (conservation pool). This difference is significant in reservoirs such as Kentucky Lake, whose full capacity is nearly three times that of its conservation pool.

Due to sedimentation and other factors that affect a reservoir's storage capacity over time, some data listed might not accurately reflect actual current conditions in certain reservoirs. For example, Lake Mead – the largest reservoir in the U.S. – could store more than 32.4 million acre-feet (40.1 km3) when first filled, but sediment accumulation has reduced this to 28.9 million acre-feet (35.7 km3).

This list currently contains 122 entries; it is a work in progress and will be updated as new data and sources are found.

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Key
dagger Reservoir is an existing lake raised by a dam; only the volume added by the dam is listed Reservoir not entirely within the United States double-dagger Offstream reservoir N.F. = North Fork (ditto S.F., E.F., W.F.)
Name State(s) Coordinates Capacity Surface area Dam(s) River Year[n 1]
Acre-feet km3 Acres Ha
Abiquiu Lake  NM 36°16′35″N 106°28′31″W / 36.27639°N 106.47528°W / 36.27639; -106.47528 1,192,801 1.471 12,430 5,030 Abiquiu Dam Rio Chama 1963
Alamo Lake  AZ 34°17′47″N 113°32′43″W / 34.29639°N 113.54528°W / 34.29639; -113.54528 1,043,000 1.287 17,000 6,900 Alamo Dam Bill Williams River 1968
Allegheny Reservoir  NY
 PA
41°57′36″N 78°56′04″W / 41.96000°N 78.93444°W / 41.96000; -78.93444 1,300,000 1.604 21,180 8,570 Kinzua Dam Allegheny River 1965
American Falls Reservoir[1]  ID 42°54′29″N 112°45′04″W / 42.90806°N 112.75111°W / 42.90806; -112.75111 1,672,600 2.063 56,000 23,000 American Falls Dam Snake River 1978
Amistad Reservoir  COA
 TX
29°28′14″N 101°06′06″W / 29.47056°N 101.10167°W / 29.47056; -101.10167 5,658,600 6.980 64,900 26,300 Amistad Dam Rio Grande 1969
Arkabutla Lake  MS 34°44′34″N 90°06′13″W / 34.74278°N 90.10361°W / 34.74278; -90.10361 1,383,800 1.707 30,000 12,000 Arkabutla Dam Coldwater River 1943
Banks Lake  WA 47°47′54″N 119°12′01″W / 47.79833°N 119.20028°W / 47.79833; -119.20028 1,275,000 1.573 26,900 10,900 Dry Falls Dam, North Dam Grand Couleedouble-dagger 1949
Beaver Lake  AR 36°21′17″N 93°55′28″W / 36.35472°N 93.92444°W / 36.35472; -93.92444 1,950,000 2.405 31,700 12,800 Beaver Dam White River 1966
Belton Lake  TX 31°08′00″N 97°30′30″W / 31.13333°N 97.50833°W / 31.13333; -97.50833 1,876,700 2.315 37,340 15,110 Belton Dam Leon River 1954
Bighorn Lake  MT
 WY
45°06′22″N 108°11′13″W / 45.10611°N 108.18694°W / 45.10611; -108.18694 1,381,189 1.704 17,300 7,000 Yellowtail Dam Bighorn River 1967
Broken Bow Lake  OK 34°12′32″N 94°41′00″W / 34.20889°N 94.68333°W / 34.20889; -94.68333 1,368,230 1.688 18,000 7,300 Broken Bow Dam Mountain Fork 1968
Brownlee Reservoir  ID
 OR
44°35′34″N 117°07′31″W / 44.59278°N 117.12528°W / 44.59278; -117.12528 1,426,700 1.760 15,000 6,100 Brownlee Dam Snake River 1958
Bull Shoals Lake  AR
 MO
36°29′52″N 92°45′58″W / 36.49778°N 92.76611°W / 36.49778; -92.76611 5,760,000 7.105 71,240 28,830 Bull Shoals Dam White River 1951
Canyon Ferry Lake  MT 46°31′15″N 111°34′22″W / 46.52083°N 111.57278°W / 46.52083; -111.57278 1,997,900 2.464 35,181 14,237 Canyon Ferry Dam Missouri River 1954
Cedar Creek Reservoir  TX 32°16′08″N 96°08′23″W / 32.26889°N 96.13972°W / 32.26889; -96.13972 1,085,000 1.338 34,000 14,000 Joe B. Hogsett Dam Cedar Creek 1965
Center Hill Lake  TN 36°01′42″N 85°45′17″W / 36.02833°N 85.75472°W / 36.02833; -85.75472 2,092,000 2.580 18,220 7,370 Center Hill Dam Caney Fork 1948
Cherokee Lake  TN 36°15′57″N 83°22′17″W / 36.26583°N 83.37139°W / 36.26583; -83.37139 1,541,000 1.901 28,780 11,650 Cherokee Dam Holston River 1941
Dale Hollow Reservoir  KY
 TN
36°36′41″N 85°18′40″W / 36.61139°N 85.31111°W / 36.61139; -85.31111 1,706,000 2.104 27,700 11,200 Dale Hollow Dam Obey River 1943
DeGray Lake  AR 34°14′36″N 93°11′29″W / 34.24333°N 93.19139°W / 34.24333; -93.19139 1,377,100 1.699 18,000 7,300 DeGray Dam Caddo River 1972
Don Pedro Reservoir[2]  CA 37°46′46″N 120°21′43″W / 37.77944°N 120.36194°W / 37.77944; -120.36194 2,030,000 2.504 12,960 5,240 New Don Pedro Dam Tuolumne River 1971
Douglas Lake  TN 35°59′33″N 83°22′20″W / 35.99250°N 83.37222°W / 35.99250; -83.37222 1,461,000 1.802 28,420 11,500 Douglas Dam French Broad River 1943
Dworshak Reservoir  ID 46°36′38″N 116°06′27″W / 46.61056°N 116.10750°W / 46.61056; -116.10750 3,469,900 4.280 16,418 6,644 Dworshak Dam N.F. Clearwater River 1973
Elephant Butte Lake  NM 33°18′35″N 107°09′58″W / 33.30972°N 107.16611°W / 33.30972; -107.16611 2,065,010 2.547 35,984 14,562 Elephant Butte Dam Rio Grande 1916
Enid Lake  MS 34°09′05″N 89°48′32″W / 34.15139°N 89.80889°W / 34.15139; -89.80889 1,213,500 1.497 28,000 11,000 Enid Dam Yocona River 1952
Eufaula Lake  OK 35°17′19″N 95°32′33″W / 35.28861°N 95.54250°W / 35.28861; -95.54250 3,798,000 4.685 105,000 42,000 Eufaula Dam Canadian River 1964
Falcon Lake  TAM
 TX
26°44′20″N 99°13′48″W / 26.73889°N 99.23000°W / 26.73889; -99.23000 2,645,646 3.263 87,400 35,400 Falcon Dam Rio Grande 1954
Falls Lake  NC 36°01′16″N 78°42′46″W / 36.02111°N 78.71278°W / 36.02111; -78.71278 1,020,980 1.259 12,410 5,020 Falls Dam Neuse River 1981
Flathead Lakedagger  MT 47°54′05″N 114°06′09″W / 47.90139°N 114.10250°W / 47.90139; -114.10250 1,217,000 1.501 126,000 51,000 Kerr Dam Flathead River 1939
Flaming Gorge Reservoir  UT
 WY
41°05′37″N 109°32′40″W / 41.09361°N 109.54444°W / 41.09361; -109.54444 3,788,700 4.673 42,020 17,000 Flaming Gorge Dam Green River 1964
Fort Gibson Lake  OK 35°57′10″N 95°16′24″W / 35.95278°N 95.27333°W / 35.95278; -95.27333 1,292,000 1.594 19,900 8,100 Fort Gibson Dam Neosho River 1949
Fort Peck Lake[3]  MT 47°45′23″N 106°43′28″W / 47.75639°N 106.72444°W / 47.75639; -106.72444 19,100,000 23.560 245,000 99,000 Fort Peck Dam Missouri River 1940
Fontana Lake  NC 35°26′13″N 83°40′44″W / 35.43694°N 83.67889°W / 35.43694; -83.67889 1,443,000 1.780 10,240 4,140 Fontana Dam Little Tennessee River 1944
F.D. Roosevelt Lake[4]  WA 48°19′53″N 118°10′27″W / 48.33139°N 118.17417°W / 48.33139; -118.17417 9,562,000 11.795 80,000 32,000 Grand Coulee Dam Columbia River 1942
Grand Lake o' the Cherokees  OK 36°36′49″N 94°50′54″W / 36.61361°N 94.84833°W / 36.61361; -94.84833 1,672,000 2.062 46,500 18,800 Pensacola Dam Neosho River 1940
Greers Ferry Lake  AR 35°31′25″N 92°07′21″W / 35.52361°N 92.12250°W / 35.52361; -92.12250 2,844,000 3.508 40,500 16,400 Greers Ferry Dam Little Red River 1962
Grenada Lake  MS 33°49′54″N 89°43′42″W / 33.83167°N 89.72833°W / 33.83167; -89.72833 2,722,100 3.358 35,820 14,500 Grenada Dam Yalobusha River 1954
Guntersville Lake[5]  AL 34°30′38″N 86°09′33″W / 34.51056°N 86.15917°W / 34.51056; -86.15917 1,018,700 1.257 67,900 27,500 Guntersville Dam Tennessee River 1939
Hugo Lake  OK 34°03′52″N 95°24′56″W / 34.06444°N 95.41556°W / 34.06444; -95.41556 1,274,110 1.572 35,045 14,182 Hugo Lake Dam Kiamichi River 1974
Hungry Horse Reservoir  MT 48°13′32″N 113°47′56″W / 48.22556°N 113.79889°W / 48.22556; -113.79889 3,467,179 4.277 23,813 9,637 Hungry Horse Dam S.F. Flathead River 1953
John H. Kerr Reservoir  NC
 VA
36°34′23″N 78°29′10″W / 36.57306°N 78.48611°W / 36.57306; -78.48611 3,363,500 4.149 83,200 33,700 John H. Kerr Dam Roanoke River 1953
Jordan Lake  NC 35°44′35″N 79°01′36″W / 35.74306°N 79.02667°W / 35.74306; -79.02667 1,646,560 2.031 31,800 12,900 B. Everett Jordan Dam Haw River 1983
Kaw Lake  OK 36°46′14″N 96°49′43″W / 36.77056°N 96.82861°W / 36.77056; -96.82861 1,070,310 1.320 38,000 15,000 Kaw Dam Arkansas River 1976
Kentucky Lake  KY
 TN
36°31′26″N 88°02′13″W / 36.52389°N 88.03694°W / 36.52389; -88.03694 6,129,000 7.560 160,300 64,900 Kentucky Dam Tennessee River 1944
Keystone Lake  OK 36°13′50″N 96°17′50″W / 36.23056°N 96.29722°W / 36.23056; -96.29722 1,737,600 2.143 54,320 21,980 Keystone Dam Arkansas River 1964
Lake Almanor  CA 40°15′21″N 121°10′08″W / 40.25583°N 121.16889°W / 40.25583; -121.16889 1,308,000 1.613 28,160 11,400 Canyon Dam N.F. Feather River 1910
Lake Barkley  KY
 TN
36°52′14″N 87°59′12″W / 36.87056°N 87.98667°W / 36.87056; -87.98667 2,082,000 2.568 57,920 23,440 Barkley Dam Cumberland River 1966
Lake Berryessa  CA 38°35′25″N 122°13′32″W / 38.59028°N 122.22556°W / 38.59028; -122.22556 1,602,000 1.976 20,700 8,400 Monticello Dam Putah Creek 1957
Lake Cumberland  KY 36°55′05″N 85°00′58″W / 36.91806°N 85.01611°W / 36.91806; -85.01611 6,089,000 7.511 65,530 26,520 Wolf Creek Dam Cumberland River 1951
Lake Elwell  MT 48°20′43″N 111°15′10″W / 48.34528°N 111.25278°W / 48.34528; -111.25278 1,515,000 1.869 14,842 6,006 Tiber Dam Marias River 1956
Lake Francis Case  SD 43°26′31″N 99°12′33″W / 43.44194°N 99.20917°W / 43.44194; -99.20917 5,700,000 7.031 102,000 41,000 Fort Randall Dam Missouri River 1956
Lake Hartwell  GA
 SC
34°29′44″N 82°49′14″W / 34.49556°N 82.82056°W / 34.49556; -82.82056 3,438,700 4.242 55,950 22,640 Hartwell Dam Savannah River 1962
Lake Jocassee  NC
 SC
34°58′52″N 82°56′17″W / 34.98111°N 82.93806°W / 34.98111; -82.93806 1,185,000 1.462 7,565 3,061 Jocassee Dam Keowee River 1975
Lake Kemp  TX 33°45′20″N 99°08′52″W / 33.75556°N 99.14778°W / 33.75556; -99.14778 1,040,000 1.283 16,640 6,730 Lake Kemp Dam Wichita River 1923
Lake Koocanusa[6]  BC
 MT
48°49′03″N 115°16′41″W / 48.81750°N 115.27806°W / 48.81750; -115.27806 5,869,200 7.240 46,700 18,900 Libby Dam Kootenai River 1975
Lake Lanier  GA 34°14′08″N 83°57′09″W / 34.23556°N 83.95250°W / 34.23556; -83.95250 2,554,000 3.150 47,182 19,094 Buford Dam Chattahoochee River 1956
Lake Livingston  TX 30°44′39″N 95°08′02″W / 30.74417°N 95.13389°W / 30.74417; -95.13389 2,135,324 2.634 91,000 37,000 Livingston Dam Trinity River 1969
Lake Marion  SC 33°27′23″N 80°19′45″W / 33.45639°N 80.32917°W / 33.45639; -80.32917 1,230,000 1.517 110,000 45,000 Santee Dam Santee River 1942
Lake Martin  AL 32°51′41″N 85°53′26″W / 32.86139°N 85.89056°W / 32.86139; -85.89056 1,622,000 2.001 44,000 18,000 Martin Dam Tallapoosa River 1927
Lake McClure[7]  CA 37°38′22″N 120°16′50″W / 37.63944°N 120.28056°W / 37.63944; -120.28056 1,032,000 1.273 7,147 2,892 New Exchequer Dam Merced River 1967
Lake McConaughy  NE 41°15′38″N 101°50′38″W / 41.26056°N 101.84389°W / 41.26056; -101.84389 1,740,000 2.146 35,700 14,400 Kingsley Dam N. Platte River 1941
Lake Mead[8]  AZ
 NV
36°08′28″N 114°25′46″W / 36.14111°N 114.42944°W / 36.14111; -114.42944 28,945,000 35.703 161,000 65,000 Hoover Dam Colorado River 1936
Lake Meredith  TX 35°38′14″N 101°39′32″W / 35.63722°N 101.65889°W / 35.63722; -101.65889 2,434,220 3.003 21,640 8,760 Sanford Dam Canadian River 1965
Lake Mohave  AZ
 NV
35°24′37″N 114°38′12″W / 35.41028°N 114.63667°W / 35.41028; -114.63667 1,818,300 2.243 26,500 10,700 Davis Dam Colorado River 1951
Lake Moultrie  SC 33°18′23″N 80°03′21″W / 33.30639°N 80.05583°W / 33.30639; -80.05583 1,110,000 1.369 60,000 24,000 Pinopolis Dam Cooper River 1942
Lake Murray  SC 34°03′52″N 81°22′07″W / 34.06444°N 81.36861°W / 34.06444; -81.36861 2,200,000 2.714 50,000 20,000 Saluda Dam Saluda River 1930
Lake Norman  NC 35°31′52″N 80°56′32″W / 35.53111°N 80.94222°W / 35.53111; -80.94222 1,093,600 1.349 32,510 13,160 Cowans Ford Dam Catawba River 1964
Lake Oahe   ND
 SD
45°17′53″N 100°18′08″W / 45.29806°N 100.30222°W / 45.29806; -100.30222 23,500,000 28.987 370,000 150,000 Oahe Dam Missouri River 1962
Lake of the Ozarks  MO 38°09′40″N 92°47′44″W / 38.16111°N 92.79556°W / 38.16111; -92.79556 1,990,000 2.455 55,000 22,000 Bagnell Dam Osage River 1931
Lake Oroville[9]  CA 39°34′15″N 121°27′49″W / 39.57083°N 121.46361°W / 39.57083; -121.46361 3,537,577 4.364 15,805 6,396 Oroville Dam Feather River 1968
Lake Ouachita  AR 34°35′46″N 93°18′58″W / 34.59611°N 93.31611°W / 34.59611; -93.31611 2,768,000 3.414 48,300 19,500 Blakely Mountain Dam Ouachita River 1952
Lake Pend Oreilledagger  ID 48°08′58″N 116°23′03″W / 48.14944°N 116.38417°W / 48.14944; -116.38417 1,153,000 1.422 94,700 38,300 Albeni Falls Dam Pend Oreille River 1951
Lake Pleasant[10]  AZ 33°53′22″N 112°16′52″W / 33.88944°N 112.28111°W / 33.88944; -112.28111 1,108,600 1.367 12,040 4,870 New Waddell Dam Agua Fria River 1994
Lake Powell[11]  AZ
 UT
37°19′15″N 110°47′37″W / 37.32083°N 110.79361°W / 37.32083; -110.79361 26,214,900 32.336 163,000 66,000 Glen Canyon Dam Colorado River 1966
Lake Ray Roberts  TX 33°24′28″N 97°01′30″W / 33.40778°N 97.02500°W / 33.40778; -97.02500 1,931,900 2.383 29,350 11,880 Ray Roberts Dam Elm Fork Trinity River 1986
Lake Red Rock[12]  IA 41°25′49″N 93°09′30″W / 41.43028°N 93.15833°W / 41.43028; -93.15833 1,436,000 1.771 64,480 26,090 Red Rock Dam Des Moines River 1969
Lake Sakakawea   ND 47°45′57″N 102°17′17″W / 47.76583°N 102.28806°W / 47.76583; -102.28806 24,300,000 29.974 382,000 155,000 Garrison Dam Missouri River 1953
Lake Sharpe  SD 44°11′24″N 99°40′54″W / 44.19000°N 99.68167°W / 44.19000; -99.68167 1,910,000 2.356 56,884 23,020 Big Bend Dam Missouri River 1966
Lake Strom Thurmond  GA
 SC
33°48′48″N 82°19′01″W / 33.81333°N 82.31694°W / 33.81333; -82.31694 3,820,000 4.712 71,100 28,800 J. Strom Thurmond Dam Savannah River 1954
Lake Tawakoni  TX 32°48′29″N 95°55′14″W / 32.80806°N 95.92056°W / 32.80806; -95.92056 1,660,000 2.048 35,840 14,500 Iron Bridge Dam Sabine River 1960
Lake Texoma  OK
 TX
33°54′39″N 96°39′06″W / 33.91083°N 96.65167°W / 33.91083; -96.65167 4,997,079 6.164 89,000 36,000 Denison Dam Red River 1943
Lake Travis  TX 30°24′51″N 97°59′28″W / 30.41417°N 97.99111°W / 30.41417; -97.99111 1,134,956 1.400 19,297 7,809 Mansfield Dam Colorado River (Texas) 1942
Lake Umatilla  OR
 WA
45°47′25″N 120°03′22″W / 45.79028°N 120.05611°W / 45.79028; -120.05611 2,530,000 3.121 55,000 22,000 John Day Dam Columbia River 1971
Lake Wallula  OR
 WA
46°03′28″N 118°56′31″W / 46.05778°N 118.94194°W / 46.05778; -118.94194 1,350,000 1.665 38,800 15,700 McNary Dam Columbia River 1954
Lake Winnibigoshishdagger  MN 47°26′16″N 94°11′40″W / 47.43778°N 94.19444°W / 47.43778; -94.19444 1,072,000 1.322 67,800 27,400 Winnibigoshish Lake Dam Mississippi River 1884
Leech Lakedagger  MN 47°09′48″N 94°24′37″W / 47.16333°N 94.41028°W / 47.16333; -94.41028 1,000,000 1.233 102,948 41,662 Leech Lake Dam Leech Lake River 1885
Lewis Smith Lake  AL 33°57′24″N 87°06′36″W / 33.95667°N 87.11000°W / 33.95667; -87.11000 1,390,000 1.715 21,200 8,600 Smith Lake Dam Sipsey Fork 1961
Lewisville Lake  TX 33°06′34″N 96°58′17″W / 33.10944°N 96.97139°W / 33.10944; -96.97139 2,082,800 2.569 23,040 9,320 Lewisville Dam Elm Fork Trinity River
Mark Twain Lake[13]  MO 39°39′16″N 91°45′13″W / 39.65444°N 91.75361°W / 39.65444; -91.75361 2,103,120 2.594 53,200 21,500 Clarence Cannon Dam Salt River (Missouri) 1983
Milford Lake[14]  KS 39°09′39″N 96°55′12″W / 39.16083°N 96.92000°W / 39.16083; -96.92000 1,125,200 1.388 33,000 13,000 Milford Dam Republican River 1967
Millwood Lake  AR 33°44′47″N 93°58′59″W / 33.74639°N 93.98306°W / 33.74639; -93.98306 1,854,930 2.288 95,200 38,500 Millwood Dam Little River (Red River) 1966
Navajo Lake  CO
 NM
36°53′47″N 107°27′48″W / 36.89639°N 107.46333°W / 36.89639; -107.46333 1,708,600 2.108 15,610 6,320 Navajo Dam San Juan River 1962
New Melones Lake[15]  CA 37°59′32″N 120°31′46″W / 37.99222°N 120.52944°W / 37.99222; -120.52944 2,420,000 2.985 12,500 5,100 New Melones Dam Stanislaus River 1979
Norfork Lake  AR
 MO
36°21′33″N 92°14′01″W / 36.35917°N 92.23361°W / 36.35917; -92.23361 1,983,000 2.446 22,000 8,900 Norfork Dam North Fork River 1944
Norris Lake  TN 36°17′25″N 83°55′02″W / 36.29028°N 83.91722°W / 36.29028; -83.91722 2,040,000 2.516 34,200 13,800 Norris Dam Clinch River 1936
Oologah Lake  OK 35°32′57″N 95°36′13″W / 35.54917°N 95.60361°W / 35.54917; -95.60361 1,519,000 1.874 56,800 23,000 Oologah Dam Verdigris River 1963
Owyhee Reservoir  OR 43°27′41″N 117°20′13″W / 43.46139°N 117.33694°W / 43.46139; -117.33694 1,183,300 1.460 13,500 5,500 Owyhee Dam Owyhee River 1932
Painted Rock Reservoir  AZ 33°01′37″N 112°52′00″W / 33.02694°N 112.86667°W / 33.02694; -112.86667 2,491,700 3.073 53,200 21,500 Painted Rock Dam Gila River 1960
Palisades Reservoir[16]  ID
 WY
43°14′31″N 111°07′11″W / 43.24194°N 111.11972°W / 43.24194; -111.11972 1,401,000 1.728 16,000 6,500 Palisades Dam Snake River 1957
Pathfinder Reservoir[17]  WY 42°25′17″N 106°54′48″W / 42.42139°N 106.91333°W / 42.42139; -106.91333 1,016,500 1.254 22,000 8,900 Pathfinder Dam N. Platte River 1909
Perry Lake[18]  KS 39°10′44″N 95°27′29″W / 39.17889°N 95.45806°W / 39.17889; -95.45806 1,417,683 1.749 25,389 10,275 Perry Dam Delaware River (Kansas) 1966
Pine Flat Lake[19]  CA 36°51′39″N 119°17′55″W / 36.86083°N 119.29861°W / 36.86083; -119.29861 1,000,000 1.233 5,970 2,420 Pine Flat Dam Kings River 1954
Quabbin Reservoir  MA 42°21′39″N 72°18′06″W / 42.36083°N 72.30167°W / 42.36083; -72.30167 1,274,000 1.571 24,529 9,927 Winsor Dam, Goodnough Dike Swift River 1939
Red Lake Reservoirdagger  MN 48°04′24″N 95°01′44″W / 48.07333°N 95.02889°W / 48.07333; -95.02889 3,428,000 4.228 288,640 116,810 Lower Red Lake Dam Red Lake River 1931
Richard B. Russell Lake  GA
 SC
34°05′09″N 82°38′34″W / 34.08583°N 82.64278°W / 34.08583; -82.64278 1,488,170 1.836 26,650 10,780 Richard B. Russell Dam Savannah River 1985
Richland-Chambers Reservoir  TX 31°58′46″N 96°11′29″W / 31.97944°N 96.19139°W / 31.97944; -96.19139 1,743,000 2.150 44,752 18,110 Richland Creek Dam Richland Creek 1987
Riffe Lake  WA 46°28′44″N 122°17′41″W / 46.47889°N 122.29472°W / 46.47889; -122.29472 1,685,000 2.078 11,830 4,790 Mossyrock Dam Cowlitz River 1968
Ross Lake  BC
 WA
48°51′04″N 121°01′31″W / 48.85111°N 121.02528°W / 48.85111; -121.02528 1,435,000 1.770 11,700 4,700 Ross Dam Skagit River 1949
Sam Rayburn Reservoir  TX 31°12′37″N 94°17′04″W / 31.21028°N 94.28444°W / 31.21028; -94.28444 3,997,600 4.931 114,500 46,300 Sam Rayburn Dam Angelina River 1965
San Luis Reservoir  CA 37°03′22″N 121°07′12″W / 37.05611°N 121.12000°W / 37.05611; -121.12000 2,041,000 2.518 12,700 5,100 San Luis Dam San Luis Creekdouble-dagger 1967
Sardis Lake  MS 34°29′16″N 89°38′37″W / 34.48778°N 89.64361°W / 34.48778; -89.64361 1,512,000 1.865 58,500 23,700 Sardis Dam Little Tallahatchie River 1940
Seminoe Reservoir  WY 42°02′07″N 106°50′56″W / 42.03528°N 106.84889°W / 42.03528; -106.84889 1,017,279 1.255 20,291 8,211 Seminoe Dam N. Platte River 1939
Shasta Lake[20]  CA 40°46′29″N 122°18′01″W / 40.77472°N 122.30028°W / 40.77472; -122.30028 4,552,000 5.615 29,740 12,040 Shasta Dam Sacramento River 1945
Smith Mountain Lake  VA 37°04′48″N 79°37′15″W / 37.08000°N 79.62083°W / 37.08000; -79.62083 2,300,000 2.837 20,600 8,300 Smith Mountain Dam Roanoke River 1963
Stockton Lake[21]  MO 37°36′43″N 93°46′16″W / 37.61194°N 93.77111°W / 37.61194; -93.77111 1,674,000 2.065 63,200 25,600 Stockton Dam Sac River 1969
Strawberry Reservoir  UT 40°09′55″N 111°07′32″W / 40.16528°N 111.12556°W / 40.16528; -111.12556 1,106,500 1.365 17,163 6,946 Soldier Creek Dam Strawberry River 1974
Table Rock Lake  AR
 MO
36°37′18″N 93°24′28″W / 36.62167°N 93.40778°W / 36.62167; -93.40778 3,462,000 4.270 52,300 21,200 Table Rock Dam White River 1958
Tenkiller Ferry Lake  OK 35°40′02″N 94°58′55″W / 35.66722°N 94.98194°W / 35.66722; -94.98194 1,230,800 1.518 20,800 8,400 Tenkiller Ferry Dam Illinois River (Arkansas) 1952
Theodore Roosevelt Lake  AZ 33°40′55″N 111°06′49″W / 33.68194°N 111.11361°W / 33.68194; -111.11361 2,910,200 3.590 31,900 12,900 Theodore Roosevelt Dam Salt River 1911
Toledo Bend Reservoir  LA
 TX
31°29′18″N 93°43′43″W / 31.48833°N 93.72861°W / 31.48833; -93.72861 4,472,900 5.517 181,600 73,500 Toledo Bend Dam Sabine River 1966
Truman Reservoir[22]  MO 38°15′26″N 93°26′18″W / 38.25722°N 93.43833°W / 38.25722; -93.43833 5,187,000 6.398 209,300 84,700 Harry S. Truman Dam Osage River 1979
Trinity Lake[23]  CA 40°53′00″N 122°42′26″W / 40.88333°N 122.70722°W / 40.88333; -122.70722 2,447,650 3.019 16,535 6,691 Trinity Dam Trinity River (California) 1962
Tuttle Creek Lake[24]  KS 39°21′15″N 96°40′36″W / 39.35417°N 96.67667°W / 39.35417; -96.67667 3,185,700 3.930 53,760 21,760 Tuttle Creek Dam Big Blue River 1962
Wappapello Lake  MO 36°56′50″N 90°18′45″W / 36.94722°N 90.31250°W / 36.94722; -90.31250 1,134,600 1.400 23,200 9,400 Wappapello Dam St. Francis River 1941
Watts Bar Lake  TN 36°46′20″N 84°40′10″W / 36.77222°N 84.66944°W / 36.77222; -84.66944 1,175,000 1.449 39,000 16,000 Watts Bar Dam Tennessee River 1942
Weiss Lake  AL 34°11′02″N 85°36′12″W / 34.18389°N 85.60333°W / 34.18389; -85.60333 1,433,300 1.768 30,200 12,200 Weiss Dam Coosa River 1961
Wheeler Lake  AL 34°42′44″N 87°08′26″W / 34.71222°N 87.14056°W / 34.71222; -87.14056 1,050,000 1.295 67,100 27,200 Wheeler Dam Tennessee River 1936
Whitney Lake  TX 32°51′12″N 96°31′14″W / 32.85333°N 96.52056°W / 32.85333; -96.52056 2,100,400 2.591 60,000 24,000 Whitney Lake Dam Brazos River 1951
Wright Patman Lake  TX 33°16′27″N 94°13′02″W / 33.27417°N 94.21722°W / 33.27417; -94.21722 2,654,300 3.274 119,700 48,400 Wright Patman Dam Sulphur River 1953

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Year of initial dam completion

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