Washita County

Washita County (HM29D2)

Location: New Cordell, OK 73632 Washita County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 17.469', W 98° 59.367'

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Home of America's First Upstream Flood Control Dam

Cloud Creek #1
Washita River Basin
Dedicated July 8, 1948
Rededicated July 3, 1998

Cloud Creek Dam No. 1 located 11 miles southeast of Cordell was the first of 1140 dams in the Washita river basin and the first of over 10.000 nationwide. It was built in partnership with the local community, the Washita County Conservation District and USDA Soil Conservation Service. These dams provide flood control, water supply, recreation, wildlife habitat and improved water quality to many communities.

"The entire Washita flood control program is in itself a monument to the understanding and the energy of the people in Oklahoma who were among the first to take up the soil conservation program and who are leading the way in upstream watershed treatment for flood control."

Hugh Hammond Bennett, Chief
USDA Soil Conservation Service
July 8, 1948
HM NumberHM29D2
Series This marker is part of the series
Year Placed1998
Placed ByOklahoma Historical Society
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Date Added Sunday, July 15th, 2018 at 4:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 500959 N 3905331
Decimal Degrees35.29115000, -98.98945000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 17.469', W 98° 59.367'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 17' 28.14" N, 98° 59' 22.02" W
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Area Code(s)580
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 132 S Market St, New Cordell OK 73632, US
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