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Atoka Lake

Located four miles North of Atoka in Southeastern Oklahoma, Lake Atoka was constructed in 1959 by the city of Oklahoma City; it supplies water to Lake Stanley Draper in Oklahoma City through a 60-inch pipeline. The lake has a surface area of 5,477 acre-feet with an average depth of 26 feet within 70 miles of shoreline and a capacity of 105,195 acre-feet.Lake Atoka Reservoir (also called Atoka Lake) is a reservoir in southeastern Oklahoma, 4 miles (6.4 km) north of Atoka, Oklahoma, county seat of Atoka County, Oklahoma. It was built in 1959 to expand the water supply for Lake Stanley Draper, which supplies the water systems of Oklahoma City and Atoka. The source of water is North Boggy Creek. an average depth of 26 feet (7.9 m), 70 miles (110 km) of shoreline and a capacity of 105,195 acre feet (129,756,000 m3). Its length is 15 miles (24 km).[a]Atoka Lake is mentioned along with Sardis Lake, the Kiamichi Basin and the Clear Boggy Basin in a current court case (now known as Chickasaw v. Fallin), alleging that the state has violated the water rights of specific Native American tribes. The case was filed in 2011, and seeks to prevent of limit withdrawals of water from the named sources by the city of Oklahoma City and approved by the Oklahoma Water Resources Board.

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