Possum Kingdom Lake Texas Laser Engraved Map
Each map is a beautiful artistic handcrafted work of art using the finest woods with special attention to every detail. Due to the natural variation in wood grain, each map will vary slightly in finish and color, some come to us all blonde and some has beautiful variances, making each one unique and one-of-a-kind. (Photo shown is our showroom display. Your map will be very close to this, but wood grain, knots, and final finish color may be slightly different.)Birch is our wood of preference.
This is a beautifully detailed, laser engraved and precision cut topographical Map of Possum Kingdom Lake in Palo Pinto, Stephens, Young and Jack Counties, Texas with the following interesting stats carved into it:
- Lake Type: Water Conservation La
- Operated by the Brazos River Authority
- Primary Inflows: Brazos River
- Surface Area: 16,716 Acres
- Max Depth 140 Ft
- Shore Length: 310 Miles
- All maps include special points of interest laser engraved into the map face and come with a beautiful blue self-adhesive Swarovski Crystal to mark your preferred location on the map (see sample picture).
- Once the map is cut and engraved we hand sand multiple times, assemble and clear coat them for a lustrous wood shine. We believe that this personal attention each and every item receives makes each wooden item a unique work of art.
- Made in the USA by American workers in an American owned business.
- Please note on smaller maps (13 x 16 and 14 x 17 framed) it may be hard to read road names and if the lake has islands they will not be included.
Framed dimensions are approximately 23" x 23" and has a classic English Chestnut finish.
Interesting Factoid About the Lake :-
Possum Kingdom Lake (popularly known as P.K.), is a reservoir on the Brazos River located primarily in Palo Pinto County Texas. It was the first water supply reservoir constructed in the Brazos River basin.The lake has an area of approximately 17,000 acres (6,900 ha) with 310 miles (500 km) of shoreline. It holds 750,000 acre feet (930,000,000 m3) of water with 550,000 acre feet (680,000,000 m3) available for water supply.
The Lake was originally created from the Morris Sheppard Dam which was a project of the Brazos River Authority and the Works Progress Administration. Construction was begun in 1936 and completed in 1941. The dam is 2,700 feet (820 m) long and 190 feet (58 m) high.The construction is unique with buttressed arched wings on either side of the nine spillway gates rather than the usual filled concrete.It has two 11,250 kilowatt generators which were used during peak demand periods that are no longer in use.Morris Sheppard was in 1938 one of Texas’ United States Senators. The dam was named for him in honor of his efforts in obtaining funding for the project.
The lake is located where the Brazos River cuts through the Palo Pinto Hills.The canyon thus formed provided a favorable site for impoundment of the reservoir and accounts for the unusual depth of the lake and the resulting clarity of the water.
(Not all of this information made it onto the map, we just love to read up on the lakes we design).