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Man who drowned at Lake Wright Patman identified


Date: 8/5/2015 2:55:57 PM

Bowie County Sheriff officials are investigating a tragic drowning accident at Lake Wright Patman. It happened around 3 o'clock Monday afternoon in the North Shore swimming area. Authorities say 30-year old Jared McCasland was swimming with his

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Water Resources Outlook July 22, 2015

NWS Southeast River Forecast Center

Date: 7/22/2015

Water Resources Outlook July 22

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MARVIN NICHOLS RESERVOIR: Proposed reservoir scaled back

The Daily Tribune

Date: 7/15/2015 3:14:00 PM

Region C has proposed to make their water strategy plan call for a Marvin Nichols Reservoir significantly smaller in size than originally proposed and combine the reservoir strategy with another strategy of taking water from Lake Wright Patman. Region C

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Justin Snow wins bass competition


Date: 7/11/2015 6:51:00 PM

This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The inaugural Cooper Tires Big Bass Tournament was held today at Lake Wright Patman in Texarkana, and, at the end of the day, Justin Snow went home with bragging rights and the $

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Water Resources Outlook - June 18 2015

NWS Southeast River Forecast Center

Date: 6/18/2015

Water Resources Outlook for June 18

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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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