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NORTH FORK BUFFALO CREEK RESERVOIR. The North Fork Buffalo Creek Reservoir, impounded by the damming of the North Fork of Buffalo Creek, is four miles northwest of Iowa Park in west central Wichita County (at 33°59' N, 98°45' W). This lake is in the basin of the Red River and provides the municipal water supply for Iowa Park. It is owned and operated by the Wichita County Water Control and Improvement District Number Three. Construction on the dam was begun on May 14, 1964, and was completed on November 10 of that year. The reservoir has a capacity of 15,400 acre-feet and a surface area of 1,500 acres at the service spillway, the elevation of which is 1,049 feet above mean sea level. The reservoir's capacity increases to 19,000 acre-feet and its surface area to 1,730 acres at the emergency spillway level. The creek drains an area of thirty-three square miles above the dam.

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