Denison Dam


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Denison Dam,

17,200 ft (5,243 m) long, on the Red River along the Texas–Okla. border, NW of Denison, Tex. The dam, built by the U.S. Corps of Engineers for flood control and hydroelectric power, was completed in 1944 and impounds Lake Texoma (227 sq mi/588 sq km), one of the largest artificial lakes in the United States. The lake is a major recreation area and has two national wildlife refuges along its shores.
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This record was submitted by Riggs and Dowell (1941; OMNH #26949) and reported the collection of two chub shiners in the Red River downstream of Denison Dam before its completion.
This contrast is likely due to the abundance of chub shiner in the Red River proper downstream of Denison Dam at Lake Texoma.
Impoundment of Texoma Reservoir in 1944 impeded the westward movement of paddlefish in the Red River and they are no longer found in Texas tributaries upstream of Denison Dam.