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SANTA FE LAKE. Santa Fe Lake, popularly known as Country Club Lake, is on Kildoogan Creek 1½ miles south of the Fisher county line and two miles northeast of downtown Sweetwater in the Brazos River Basin in north central Nolan County (at 32°30' N, 100°23' W). The lake was originally owned by the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway for which it is probably named. The earthfill Sweetwater Country Club Lake Dam was completed in 1912; the dam is thirty-two feet high and 1,810 feet in length (including a 425-foot spillway) and has a maximum impoundment volume of 1,932 acre-feet. The dam and lake are owned by Sweetwater Country Club, Inc., and were developed for irrigation and recreational purposes.


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

"SANTA FE LAKE," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 24, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.