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#10848085 - 05/16/15 12:24 AM More Texoma pictures ***UPDATED 5.20.15***
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Registered: 03/01/08
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Loc: Nacogdoches
First a little history about lake Texoma if you don't know. Construction for the dam started in 1939 which was also in the middle of World War 2 and The Great Depression. As you could imagine this was a huge boom for the area of North Texas and Southern Oklahoma during the depression. Supposedly the construction of the dam employed over 350 men and countless German POW's. 21 deaths were reported during the construction period.

The lake has gone over the spillway 3 times since it was completed. Once in 57 (pic below) where it was 3' over, again in 1990 where it was almost 5' over and lastly in 2007 where it was only about 1.5' over the spillway.


On a side note, my dad has a picture of his 1/2 ton pick up sitting in the middle of the lake on frozen ice. This would have been before my time in the early 80s. Ill see if my mom can email the picture to me. Pretty cool to see. I would never have believed it considering much surface water there is had he not showed me the pictures.



I saw these on Instagram. I did not take them but they were all taken around Highport.

The 3rd picture really shows how high it is... This is inside of The Island Bar.

Last picture is the first time the lake went over the spillway in 1957.







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This photo was taken on 5.18.15 by the same person who took the other 3.



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#10848190 - 05/16/15 05:19 AM Re: More Texoma pictures of water level [Re: brandon f.]
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Nice quick read!
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#10848260 - 05/16/15 07:20 AM Re: More Texoma pictures of water level [Re: brandon f.]
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coolphotos Looking good. thumb
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#10848350 - 05/16/15 08:19 AM Re: More Texoma pictures of water level [Re: brandon f.]
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Thanks for the background story and photos.
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#10848592 - 05/16/15 10:36 AM Re: More Texoma pictures of water level [Re: brandon f.]
JRR Offline
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My buddy had a next door neighbor, dead now, that worked on the dam as an engineer and his arrowhead collection from there and the Amistad dam were amazing !!

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#10848644 - 05/16/15 11:12 AM Re: More Texoma pictures of water level [Re: brandon f.]
T3 Surf Rods Offline
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thx for sharing thumb

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#10849709 - 05/16/15 09:24 PM Re: More Texoma pictures of water level [Re: brandon f.]
brandon f. Offline
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Here it is. My dad said this was Brushy Creek area and in 1988. Completely froze over.


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#10850130 - 05/17/15 07:45 AM Re: More Texoma pictures of water level [Re: brandon f.]
cellis Offline
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Originally Posted By: brandon f.
Here it is. My dad said this was Brush Creek area and in 1988. Completely froze over.




Wow! Interesting. That's a cool pic. Is he duck hunting, too?
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#10850134 - 05/17/15 07:51 AM Re: More Texoma pictures of water level [Re: brandon f.]
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cool pics
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#10850289 - 05/17/15 09:21 AM Re: More Texoma pictures of water level [Re: brandon f.]
Gitter Done Offline
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We really needed the rain. Now that the a lot of lakes are full,hope they stay that way for awhile.

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#10851386 - 05/17/15 08:26 PM Re: More Texoma pictures of water level [Re: cellis]
brandon f. Offline
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Registered: 03/01/08
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Loc: Nacogdoches
Originally Posted By: cellis

Wow! Interesting. That's a cool pic. Is he duck hunting, too?


Yes he was.
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#10851460 - 05/17/15 08:51 PM Re: More Texoma pictures of water level [Re: brandon f.]
cellis Offline
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Originally Posted By: brandon f.
Originally Posted By: cellis

Wow! Interesting. That's a cool pic. Is he duck hunting, too?


Yes he was.

thumb
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#10852191 - 05/18/15 08:29 AM Re: More Texoma pictures of water level [Re: T3 Surf Rods]
Laker One Offline
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Originally Posted By: T3 Surf Rods
thx for sharing thumb






Plus #1.

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#10854877 - 05/19/15 08:40 AM Re: More Texoma pictures of water level [Re: brandon f.]
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Registered: 02/03/09
Posts: 186
Loc: Waco,TX
Crazy

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#10854902 - 05/19/15 08:49 AM Re: More Texoma pictures of water level [Re: brandon f.]
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Registered: 05/16/12
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Loc: North Richland Hills
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