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RIVER CREST LAKE. River Crest Lake, formerly known as River Crest Reservoir, is in the Sulphur River basin seven miles southeast of Bogata in Red River County (at 33°23' N, 95°09' W). The project is owned and operated by the Texas Power and Light Company for steam turbine, condenser-cooling purposes. Construction began on April 22, 1953, and the project was completed in November 1953. This off-channel reservoir has a capacity of 7,200 acre-feet and a surface area of 560 acres at an elevation of 328 feet above mean sea level. Water is pumped from the Sulphur River to maintain the elevation at this operating level.

Seth D. Breeding


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Seth D. Breeding, "RIVER CREST LAKE," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 25, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.