GREENBELT LAKE. Greenbelt Lake, formerly Greenbelt Reservoir, is in the Red River basin about four miles north of Clarendon in south central Donley County (at 35°00' N, 100°54' W). The reservoir, built at the convergence of Carrol and Kelly creeks with the Salt Fork of the Red River, is owned and operated by the Greenbelt Municipal and Industrial Water Authority to supply water for municipal and industrial use. Adams Construction Company started work on the 5,800-foot-long rolled earthfill dam on April 12, 1966; the dam was closed and water impoundment began on December 5. By 1968 the lake was on the verge of inundating the original townsite of Old Clarendon, prompting the removal of the old cemetery and other remnants of "Saints' Roost." The reservoir has a capacity of 59,110 acre-feet with a surface area of 1,990 acres at the service spillway elevation of 2,664 feet above mean sea level, and a capacity of 81,760 acre-feet with a surface area of 2,470 acres at the emergency spillway crest elevation of 2,674 feet above mean sea level. The drainage area above the dam is 288 square miles.
Image Use Disclaimer
All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.
For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Handbook of Texas Online, Seth D. Breeding, "Greenbelt Lake," accessed May 03, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/rog09.
Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
Get Texas history every day,
with day by day
Each day's email tells a little bit more of the story of Texas and links to our collection of more than 27,000 articles