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SANTA ROSA LAKE. Santa Rosa Lake is an artificial lake on Beaver Creek fifteen miles south of Vernon in central Wilbarger County (at 33°56' N, 99°16' W). The lake is on land belonging to the W. T. Waggoner estate. It is 1,167 feet above sea level and has a conservation storage capacity of 11,570 acre-feet. The surrounding terrain is characterized by moderately steep slopes and locally high relief. Shallow to moderately deep silt loams support mesquite and grasses on its shores.


Wilbarger County Historical Commission, Wilbarger County (Lubbock, 1986).


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

"SANTA ROSA LAKE," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 13, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.