As the only project of its kind in the Corps of Engineers, Truscott Brine Lake is fascinating, It is a part of the Red River Chloride Control Project, which was designed to reduce chloride contamination of the Red River.
The salt source near Guthrie, Texas, on the South Fork of the Wichita River is pooled up using an inflatable dam at the Bateman Pump Station. From the Bateman Pump Station, the salt water is pumped through a 22-mile pipeline into the lake. Truscott Lake is totally contained with no means of discharging water. The surface area is large enough that it evaporates as much water as is being pumped into the lake.