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December 28, 2011 - Arcadia Lake, Oklahoma

Arcadia Lake Before
Landsat 5
August 12, 1986
Arcadia Lake After
Landsat 5
August 1, 2011
Arcadia Lake Before
Arcadia Lake After
August 12, 1986 August 1, 2011
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Arcadia Lake, a reservoir located just east of Edmond, Oklahoma, was constructed in the 1980s as part of the National Flood Control Act of 1970. Arcadia Lake was created to control floods in the Deep Fork River Basin, supply water to the city of Edmond, and provide recreational resources to the surrounding communities. Landsat images show the area in 1986, before the earthen dam blocked the Deep Fork River, and in 2011, with the reservoir near capacity. For more information, visit the Image of the Week section of the EROS Image Gallery.