Lake Whitney


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533.48 FEET
Full Pool: 533.0
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Head-on motorcycle crash kills driver

KXXV-TV News 25

Date: 7/27/2015 10:48:00 PM

DPS reports 48-year-old Johnile Edward Murphy was driving a 2013 Kawasaki motorcycle eastbound over the Lake Whitney Dam when he crossed into the westbound lanes for an unknown reason. Murphy crashed head-on into a 2000 Ford Excursion driven by a family

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Bradenton-native Huss' return to motocross takes him to amateur nationals

Bradenton Herald

Date: 7/27/2015 9:25:00 PM

He was traveling with Freeberg and his other friend, Tyler Moore. They were at Lake Whitney in Texas and Moore, who Huss said was the fastest of the three, was in first place. He hit a jump, but a spring was loose and he got shot off the bike. On the way

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Local Man Killed In Motorcycle-SUV Crash Atop Lake Whitney Dam


Date: 7/27/2015 4:12:00 PM

LAGUNA PARK (July 27, 2015) A man who died Saturday when the motorcycle he was riding collided head-on with an SUV on the road across the Lake Whitney Dam has been identified as Johnile Edward Murphy, Jr., 48, of Waco. Murphy died just before 11 a.m

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Belton and Temple wrangle over name of Leon River dam

Killeen Daily Herald

Date: 7/27/2015 2:36:00 AM

Like the Possum Kingdom Lake Morris Sheppard Dam completed in 1941 and the 1953 Lake Whitney Dam, stemming the Leon River was part of an overall program of Army engineers to harness the Brazos River and its tributaries. The entire venture through the state

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Motorcyclist dead after head-on collision with SUV

Waco Tribune-Herald

Date: 7/26/2015 10:30:00 PM

A 2013 Kawasaki motorcycle traveling east across the Lake Whitney dam on Highway 22, one mile east of Laguna Park, veered into the westbound lane and collided head-on with a Ford Excursion sport utility vehicle at 10:41 a.m. Saturday, DPS Trooper Harpin

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• River: Brazos River
• Surface Area: 23,560 Acres
Lake Whitney is a reservoir on the Brazos River in Texas. The lake was built for flood control and hydro-electrical power, but also serves as a great area for recreation. The lake is part of the Texas Lakes Trail Region of North Texas. The dam's construction started in 1947 and lasted four years. The lake was impounded in 1951 and the dam's power plant was under construction from 1951 to 1953. The reservoir is operated by the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Lake Whitney has many popular activities including fishing, wakeboarding, boating, water skiing, sailing, jet skiing, hunting, and golf. Lake Whitney is know as one of the top fishing lakes in he state of Texas.

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