USGS Water-Year Summary 2022
08018800 Lake Fork Reservoir near Quitman, TX
LOCATION - Lat 32°48'48", long 95°31'40" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Wood County, TX, Hydrologic Unit 12010003, in room at left-end of gated concrete spillway structure of Lake Fork Dam on Lake Fork Creek, 2,000 ft upstream from bridge on State Highway 182, 2.3 mi upstream from Alum Branch, and 4.4 mi west-northwest of the county courthouse in Quitman.
DRAINAGE AREA - 490 mi².
PERIOD OF RECORD - Oct. 1979 to current year.
PERIOD OF RECORD, Water-Quality.--
CHEMICAL DATA: May 1981 to Apr. 1984, July 2006.
PESTICIDE DATA: July 2006.
RADIOCHEMICAL DATA: May 1981.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 0.00 ft above NGVD of 1929 and 0.19 ft above NAVD of 1988. To obtain elevations in NAVD 1988, subtract 0.19 ft. Satellite telemeter at station.
COOPERATION - Capacity table 1-A was provided by URS/Forest and Cotton, Inc., Consulting Engineers for the Sabine River Authority. Observed elevations for the period Oct. 31, 1979, to Jan. 31, 1980, were provided by the Sabine River Authority. Capacity table, Table 2-C, provided by the Sabine River Authority was put into effect Oct. 1, 1996.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum contents, 740,600 acre-ft, Dec. 28, 2015, elevation, 405.26 ft; minimum contents after initial filling, 81,550 acre-ft, Sept. 27, 1980, elevation, 366.86 ft.