Lake Diversion

Lake Diversion, an artificial lake about seven miles long, is in northwestern Archer and northeastern Baylor counties and was formed by building a flood-control dam on the Wichita River (at 33°49' N, 98°56' W) in Archer County. It is used primarily for irrigation, with a network of canals running as far as Wichita Falls. The lake, which stands at 1,053 feet above sea level, is also an excellent recreation area. The local soils are deep clayey loams and support a variety of grasses and wild upland plants.

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Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

Belongs to

Lake Diversion is part of or belongs to the following places:

Lake Measurements

  • Surface Area (in acres): 3,397
  • Storage Capacity (in acre-feet): 35,324

Lake Maintained or Owned by

City of Wichita Falls and Wichita Co. WID No. 2

Date of Origin

1924 (100 years ago)

Currently Exists


Place type

Lake Diversion is classified as a Lake


  • Municipal water supply
  • Industry