LAKE HOLBROOK. Lake Holbrook and Wood County Dam No. 2 are on Keys Creek in the Sabine River basin two miles northwest of Mineola in southwestern Wood County (at 32°42' N, 95°34' W). The project is owned and operated by Wood County for flood regulation and recreational purposes. Construction of the earthfill dam, designed by the engineering firm of Wisenbaker, Fix, and Associates and the firm of Freese and Nichols (see FREESE, SIMON W. and NICHOLS, MARVIN C.), began on June 20, 1961, and the dam was completed on November 28, 1962. Impoundment of water began on September 15, 1962. The lake has a capacity of 7,990 acre-feet and a surface area of 653 acres at the service spillway crest elevation of 372 feet above mean sea level. Flood retardation surcharge capacity of 6,390 acre-feet is provided between the crests of the service spillway and the emergency spillway. The drainage area of Keys Creek above the dam is fifteen square miles.
C. L. Dowell, Dams and Reservoirs in Texas: History and Descriptive Information (Texas Water Commission Bulletin 6408 [Austin, 1964]).
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