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7/2/2015
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Water Resources Outlook - June 18 2015

NWS Southeast River Forecast Center

Date: 6/22/2015

Water Resources Outlook for June 18

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Wright Patman Lake reservoir holds back flood waters

KTBS

Date: 6/8/2015 4:23:00 PM

Bransford says in holding the water back, they've had to close flooded campgrounds and beaches. Several miles downstream of Lake Wright Patman, the Sulphur River flows right into the Red River. "If a flood control operation didn't happen, the Red River

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Flood prep picks up steam as crest rises

Shreveport Times

Date: 6/4/2015 8:07:00 PM

However, some of the waterways leading to the Red have reservoirs, such as Millwood Lake on Little River and Lake Wright Patman on the Sulphur River, that allow officials to control how much water is being let into the river. Flooding on these tributaries

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Water Resources Outlook for April 30, 2015

NWS Southeast River Forecast Center

Date: 5/4/2015

Water Resources Outlook for April 30

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TXKToday.com : American Eagle flight makes unplanned visit to Texarkana

Magnolia Reporter

Date: 4/17/2015 3:34:00 PM

Multiple LifeNet ambulances and LEVFD were alerted and staged in the area around Lake Wright Patman for a short time while the plane was descending for landing at Texarkana Regional Airport

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• River: Sulphur River
• Surface Area: 18,994 Acres
Wright Patman Lake is located in northeast Texas and is a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reservoir formed on the Sulphur River by Wright Patman Dam. The reservoir provides flood control and water conservation, but is also a popular recreational destination.

Construction of the dam began in 1948 and the lake was formed when water was impounded in 1953. In 1973, the lake and dam were renamed in honor of Congressman Wright Patman of Texas.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers maintains nine parks around Wright Patman Lake. These parks provide lake access for boating, swimming, fishing, camping, picnicking, hiking, equestrian trails, and other outdoor activities.
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