River Crest Lake

River Crest Lake, formerly known as River Crest Reservoir, is in the Sulphur River basin seven miles southeast of Bogata in Red River County (at 33°23' N, 95°09' W). The project is owned and operated by the Texas Power and Light Company for steam turbine, condenser-cooling purposes. Construction began on April 22, 1953, and the project was completed in November 1953. This off-channel reservoir has a capacity of 7,200 acre-feet and a surface area of 560 acres at an elevation of 328 feet above mean sea level. Water is pumped from the Sulphur River to maintain the elevation at this operating level.

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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

River Crest Lake is part of or belongs to the following places:

Lake Measurements

  • Surface Area (in acres): 555
  • Storage Capacity (in acre-feet): 7,000

Lake Maintained or Owned by

TXU Electric Co.

Date of Origin

1953 (71 years ago)

Currently Exists


Place type

River Crest Lake is classified as a Lake


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