LAKE RANDELL. Lake Randell is in the Red River basin three miles northwest of Denison and one mile south of Lake Texoma in extreme north central Grayson County (at 33°48' N, 96°35' W). The reservoir, owned by the city of Denison, was built in 1909 and impounds the waters of Shawnee Creek. The reservoir has a capacity of 5,400 acre-feet and a surface area of 172 acres. It is at an elevation of 640 feet above mean sea level, and the drainage area above the dam is eleven square miles. This area, however, does not produce enough runoff to allow the lake to meet the water supply needs of Denison. Since July 1962, therefore, water has been pumped into the lake from Lake Texoma.
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."LAKE RANDELL," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/rol68), accessed February 07, 2016. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
Get Texas history everyday,
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