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Stockton Lake on Sac River, Missouri, USA

37.6N 93.7W

March 3rd, 2010 Category: Lakes, Rivers

USA - February 23rd, 2010

USA - February 23rd, 2010

Many artificial lakes across Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Kansas (clockwise from upper right quadrant) can be observed here, scattered across the tan terrain. One of the most prominent is Stockton Lake, towards the upper right, shaped like an upside-down “V”.

Stockton Lake is located in southeastern Cedar County, northeastern Dade County, and southwestern Polk County, Missouri. The lake is V-shaped, and covers 39 square miles (100 km2), with 298 miles (480 km) of shoreline.

Stockton Lake is one of Missouri’s seven major lakes, all man-made. It was formed by damming the Sac River near the city of Stockton in 1969. It has a “non-development policy,” and is surrounded by unspoiled, tree-covered hills.

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