Oklahoma's water assets summarized

As researchers study the need for new Oklahoma reservoirs, here is a look at some of the water resources that already exist in the state
Oklahoman Published: June 5, 2011
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at a glance

As researchers study the need for new Oklahoma reservoirs, here are facts concerning some of the water resources that already exist in the state. Oklahoma has:

• 52 major lakes with 1,000 or more surface acres.

• Nearly 3,000 lakes or ponds with 10 or more surface acres.

• About 387,000 smaller lakes or ponds.

• About 500 named rivers and creeks.

• Oklahoma's largest lake by volume is Lake Texoma, with about 2.6 million acre-feet of water.

• Oklahoma's largest lake by surface area is Lake Eufaula, which covers about 105,000 acres.

Source: Oklahoma Water Resources Board and Oklahoma Almanac


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