Made in USA, this is our compellingly detailed Map of Fort Gibson Lake in Oklahoma!
The Grand River construction began in 1942!
Delayed due to World War II.
Completed in 1953 and was named Fort Gibson Lake!
Surface Acres: 19,900
Miles of Shoreline: 225
Max depth: 71 feet
Avg. depth: 18 feet
The Fort Gibson Dam is a gravity-type dam on the Grand (Neosho) River in Oklahoma, 5.4 miles north of Fort Gibson. The purpose of the dam is flood control and hydroelectric power production. It was authorized by the Flood Control Act of 1941 and construction began the coming year!
During World War II construction was suspended and it recommenced in May 1946. In June 1949, the waterway was closed and the entire project was complete in September 1953 with the operation of the last of the power plant's four generators!
The dam and power rights originally belonged to the Grand River Dam Authority but were seized by the U.S. army corps of Engineers in 1946! 🏞🌤🇺🇸💪