LAKE QUITMAN. Lake Quitman and Wood County Dam No. 1 (at 35°52' N, 95°26' W) are in the Sabine River basin on Dry Creek, a tributary of the Lake Fork of the Sabine River, four miles north of Quitman in northwestern Wood County. The project is owned and operated by Wood County for flood regulation and recreational purposes. Construction of the earthfill dam, which was designed by the engineering firm of Wisenbaker, Fix, and Associates, began on June 1, 1961, and was completed on June 1, 1962. Impoundment of water began May 15, 1962. The lake has a capacity of 7,440 acre-feet and a surface area of 814 acres at the service spillway crest elevation of 395 feet above mean sea level. The drainage area of Dry Creek above the dam is thirty-one 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, "Lake Quitman," accessed May 05, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/rol67.
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