Lake Texoma Flood Update

Highport 4-27-2016Lake Texoma Flood Update | Current lake conditions

What’s Open and What’s Not on Lake Texoma

Lake Texoma  made history three times in 2015, first with record droughts then twice flood waters rushed over the spillway.  We began 2016 with an El Niño weather pattern. It was a great year with the lake open the entire summer.  Now we begin 2017.  Keep up with the latest updates from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Lake Texoma water levels, road conditions and local marina notices on this page.

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Water level update

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers -Lake Texoma, Denison Dam Sunday 04Dec16 Time: 1600 hours.

Lake Texoma conservation pool is at 618.77feet

Flood control pool is 1.58% full. full.

Reservoir release is  0 cubic feet per second

Helful Links:

Current lake level:  http://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/DENI.lakepage.html

Corps of Engineers campground closures at Recreation.gov.

Corps of Engineers Press Releases can be found at http://www.swt.usace.army.mil/Locations/TulsaDistrictLakes/Oklahoma/LakeTexoma/ProjectNewsandNotices.aspx 

Current conditions for the Red River basin may be found at: http://www.srh.noaa.gov/abrfc/

Oklahoma Road Conditions Map  http://www.okroads.org/
Drive Texas Conditions Map  http://drivetexas.org/

Road Closures

Oklahoma SH199 crossing Cumberland Cut is now open.

Highway 91 from Hwy 75 to Oklahoma is now OPEN!

News and Announcements

Many of the Corps of Engineer Managed campgrounds are closed or have limited access during the winter months.  They should all reopen April 1, 2017.

The following parks or amenities are completely CLOSED due to previous flooding:* Preston Bend

US Corps of Engineers flood event status update for Lake Texoma as of 1300 hours on June 23, 2016:

The following Corps-operated boat ramps are CLOSED:

  • East Juniper

Impacts to Corps-managed parks due to flooding:

  • Lakeside – E loop is CLOSED
  • Preston Bend – CLOSED

Corps of Engineers Update June 23, 2016

Park Facilities Impacted by Increased Lake Level:
The following Corps-operated boat ramps are CLOSED:

  • East Juniper

Impacts to Corps-managed parks due to flooding:

  • Lakeside – E loop is CLOSED
  • Preston Bend – CLOSED

Highport Marina Update – Tuesday June 7, 2016

Looking at the weather forecast – hot and sunny days are ahead! That means a decrease in lake levels and the return of our beaches!

We are also planning to open the Island restaurant on Thursday as scheduled. Meanwhile, please make note of the following dock and road conditions as of this afternoon.

Road Conditions and Alerts

There is water crossing the road in front of M Dock and O Dock. Please use extreme caution when deciding whether or not to cross – it is currently 8 inches deep and will continue to rise a few more inches before it recedes.

Also, we have barricaded the road just past ZH Dock and also at G Dock, so it is necessary to use the Water Taxi to access docks J, K, L, M, N, ZC, ZE, ZD, Puerto del Sol, E, F, G, D, C, and B. We recommend coming through Tanglewood for access to the south side of the marina, and using the Water Taxi for all others. The Fuel Dock can be accessed by using the gangway at the launch ramp.

Remember, the Water Taxi can be hailed during the day by calling the Fuel Dock at 903-786-8365, and after hours at 903-814-4300.

Highport Marina Update – Sunday June 5, 2016

We have taken the following proactive precautions:
  • The service slab has been evacuated.
  • The dock septic systems have been drained, and we request that you not use them until further notice.
  • We have initiated the Water Taxi service. The following docks will need to use the Water Taxi to access your docks: J, K, ZF, ZC, ZD and ZE.
  • We will close The Island restaurant at 5:00 PM on Saturday so that we can make assessments and prepare for the temporary removal of inventory, furniture and fixtures, if needed.

The Water Taxi can be hailed during the day by calling the Fuel Dock at 903-786-8365, and after hours at 903-814-4300.

Road Conditions

Please note that the road past N Dock toward the sailboat docks is under water and impassable. We expect that the road in front of E, F and G docks will be impassable bySunday.
If you do plan to come out to Highport, please stay apprised of lake levels and road conditions. Remember, at a lake level of 626′, the road to Tanglewood becomes impassible.

The Days Ahead

With the upcoming dry, sunny weather, we are not expecting this to be an extended high water event, so:
  • water and electricity service to docks will NOT be shut off, and
  • the Fuel Dock will continue operating as usual, as we are in no danger of losing fuel service due to our new above-ground fuel system!

Grandpappy Marina – Sunday June 5,2016

The latest prediction from the Army Corp of Engineers is that the level will be at 626.7′ byTuesday June 7th.   The current level as of 2pm is 623.45′. We are expecting sunshine next week but the lake will continue to rise for several more days. This will result in the road to the east side being under water as well as the parking lot to 12 & 13. Currently Boathouse 9 has a submerged walkway & 10’s will be soon. Please make preparations for the surge in lake level. As always, we will be providing water taxi/shuttle to all of our boat tenants whose walkways are submerged. Shuttle will be running from the Gas Dock but the pickup location may change as water level increases. Boathouses 30, 31, 32 & 35 do not currently have golf cart access. We will be putting up temporary bridge walkways for high traffic locations but ask that you use extreme caution.

The lowest point of the road on the east side of the marina is 624.5′.  Estimates for Boathouses, power boxes and roads:
Status of water level & electrical boxes for each Boathouse
 
As always, your safety is our number one concern. If you are uncomfortable in accessing your dock or need a shuttle to your Boathouse, please contact us at the office at 903-465-6330 during regular business hours. If it is after hours, please contact our Security at 903-814-6706.

Corps of Engineers Report | May 18, 2016

Final flood event status update for Lake Texoma as of 0700 hours on May 18,2016:

Elevation = 618.66 feet and steady
Estimated Inflow = 5,851 cubic feet per second (cfs) and increasing

Total Release = 10,200 cfs

Percent of Flood Pool Occupied = 4.27%

Current surface elevation of Lake Texoma is 618.6 feet and steady. At this elevation the flood control pool is 4.27 percent full. Water levels in Lake Texoma are subject, in part, to releases from the reservoir and inflow from contributing tributaries above Denison Dam.

The Quantitative Precipitation Forecast predicts up to 0.75 inches of rain in the upper Red River basin over the next five days.

A release is being made through both hydropower generators at about 10,200 cfs (release is continuous).

No release is being made through the flood control gates.

No release is being made over the spillway. The last spillway release occurred at 1000 hours on July 1, 2015.

The aggregate release from Lake Texoma, including from the hydropower generators, flood conduits, and spillway, is 10,200 cfs (release is continuous).

Combined inflow from the Washita (at Durwood, OK) and Red (at Gainesville, TX) rivers is about 5,851 cfs and increasing. This total does not consider numerous un-gaged tributaries that contribute to Lake Texoma. Total outflow is greater than total inflow at Lake Texoma resulting in a falling pool
elevation.

The following Corps-operated boat ramps are OPEN:

Spillway boat ramp

Buncombe Creek

East Burns Run

Platter Flats

Lakeside

Johnson Creek

West Burns Run

Caney Creek

East Juniper Point

West Juniper Point

Corps of Engineers Report | May 17, 2016

Flood event status update for Lake Texoma as of 0800 hours on May 16, 2016:

Elevation = 618.82 feet and falling
Estimated Inflow = 3,956 cubic feet per second (cfs) and decreasing

Total Release = 30,700 cfs (scheduled for decrease to about 19,000 cfs today)
Percent of Flood Pool Occupied = 5.65%

Current surface elevation of Lake Texoma is 618.82 feet and falling. At this elevation the flood control pool is 5.65 percent full. Water levels in Lake Texoma are subject, in part, to releases from the reservoir and inflow from contributing tributaries above Denison Dam.

The Quantitative Precipitation Forecast predicts up to 1.75 inches of rain in the upper Red River basin over the next five days.

A release is being made through both hydropower generators at about 10,200 cfs (release is continuous).  A release is being made through two flood control gates at 20,500 cfs
(release is continuous). This release is scheduled for decrease to about 8,800 cfs today.

The aggregate release from Lake Texoma, including from the hydropower generators, flood conduits, and spillway, is 30,700 cfs (release is continuous). This is scheduled for decrease to about 19,000 cfs today.

Combined inflow from the Washita (at Durwood, OK) and Red (at Gainesville, TX) rivers is about 3,956 cfs and decreasing. This total does not consider numerous un-gaged tributaries that contribute to Lake Texoma. Total outflow is greater than total inflow at Lake Texoma resulting in a falling pool elevation.

Corps of Engineers Report  | May 13, 2016

All Corps of Engineers managed campgrounds are open except Preston Bend (closed due to previous flooding).  Most Corps of Engineers managed boat ramps are OPEN.

The following Corps-operated boat ramps are CLOSED:

  • Caney Creek
  • East Juniper Point

Current surface elevation of Lake Texoma is 620.57 feet and falling. At this elevation the flood control pool is 12.5 percent full. Water levels in Lake Texoma are subject, in part, to releases from the reservoir and inflow from contributing tributaries above Denison Dam.

The Quantitative Precipitation Forecast predicts up to 1.5 inches of rain in  the upper Red River basin over the next five days.    Combined inflow from the Washita (at Durwood, OK) and Red (at Gainesville, TX) rivers is about 5,346 cfs and increasing. This total does not consider numerous un-gaged tributaries that contribute to Lake Texoma. Total outflow is greater than total inflow at Lake Texoma resulting in a falling poolelevation.

A release is being made through both hydropower generators at about 10,200 cfs (release is continuous).  A release is being made through two flood control gates at 20,500 cfs
(release is continuous).  The aggregate release from Lake Texoma, including from the hydropower  generators, flood conduits, and spillway, is 30,700 cfs (release is continuous).

Corps of Engineers Report |  May  9, 2016

Summary:

Elevation = 622.65 feet and falling
Power Generation = 10,000 cubic feet per second (cfs)

Release from Flood Control Conduits = 18,650 cfs (increasing to 23,900 today)

Spillway Release= 0 cfs Total Release = 28,650 cfs (increasing to 33,900 today)

Combined Flow in the Washita (at Durwood) and Red (at Gainesville) Rivers = about 5,588 cfs and decreasing
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Current surface elevation of Lake Texoma is 622.65 feet and falling. Water levels in Lake Texoma are subject, in part, to releases from the reservoir and inflow from contributing tributaries above Denison Dam.

The Quantitative Precipitation Forecast predicts up to one inch of rain in the upper Red River basin over the next five days. A release is being made through both hydropower generators at about 10,000 cfs (release is continuous).

A release is being made through the flood control gates at 18,650 cfs (release is continuous). This release is scheduled for increase to 23,900 cfs today.

No release is being made over the spillway. The last spillway release occurred at 1000 hours on July 1, 2015.

The aggregate release from Lake Texoma, including from the hydropower generators, flood conduits, and spillway, is 28,650 cfs (release is continuous). This aggregate release is scheduled for increase to 33,900 cfs today.

Combined flow from the Washita (at Durwood, OK) and Red (at Gainesville, TX) rivers is about 5,588 cfs and decreasing. Total outflow is greater than total inflow at Lake Texoma resulting in a falling pool elevation.

Corps of Engineers Report | May 2 2016

Flood event status update for Lake Texoma as of 0800 hours on May 2, 2016:
Elevation = 625.05 feet and stabilizing
Power Generation = 0 cubic feet per second (cfs)

Release from Flood Control
Conduits = 19,400 cfs Spillway Release = 0 cfs Total Release = 19,400 cfs
Combined Flow in the Washita (at Durwood) and Red (at Gainesville) Rivers =about 12,819 cfs and decreasing
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Current surface elevation of Lake Texoma is 625.05 feet and stabilizing.  Water levels in Lake Texoma are subject, in part, to releases from the reservoir and inflow from contributing tributaries above Denison Dam.

The Quantitative Precipitation Forecast (QPF) predicts up to 0.4 inches of rain in the upper Red River basin over the next five days.

No release is being made through the hydropower generators. Releases for hydropower may resume later this week.

A release is being made through one flood control conduit at 19,400 cfs.

No release is being made over the spillway. The last spillway release occurred at 1000 hours on July 1, 2015.

The aggregate release from Lake Texoma, including from the hydropower generators, flood conduits, and spillway, is 19,400 cfs (release is continuous).

Combined flow from the Washita (at Durwood, OK) and Red (at Gainesville, TX) rivers is about 12,819 cfs and decreasing. Total outflow is equalizing with total inflow at Lake Texoma and the pool is stabilizing.

Grandpappy Marina April 30, 2016

Yesterday’s most severe storms stayed east of Lake Texoma. Because the storms tracked east of us, the Lower Red River is full andThe US Army Corp of Engineers (USACE) have closed the flood gates and have reduced outflow to power generation only or 10,000 cfs. The USACE has reduced the expected rainfall in the water shed from 4″ to only ¼”. Therefore, the Lake may hold steady or rise some over the next few days. However, we do anticipate the Lake to begin to fall as downstream channel capacities increase and the USACE increases outflow. The long range forecast doesn’t have any significant rain for our area or water shed so the outlook for the lake is good!

Friends of Hagerman | April 28, 2016

Lake Texoma Pool elevation is 624.69 feet on Saturday 30 Apr16 Time: 0700 hours. The Refuge Visitor Center is open, please travel Refuge Rd from Hwy 289. You can walk Harris Creek Trail, start at accessible trail head. To reach Haller’s Haven Trail, take Hagerman Rd to Refuge Rd. Approach Meadow Pond trail from the south. Wildlife Drive and Bennett low water crossing, low water crossing north of Visitor Center, are all flooded. Raasch and Crow Hill trails closed.

Flood event status update for Lake Texoma as of 1100 hours on April 28,2016:
Elevation = 624.7 feet and falling  Power Generation = 10,200 cubic feet per second (cfs)

Release from FloodControl Conduits = 29,250 cfs (scheduled to decrease today)

Spillway Release= 0 cfs Total Release = 39,450 cfs (scheduled to decrease today)

CombinedFlow in the Washita (at Durwood) and Red (at Gainesville) Rivers = about 14,884 cfs and decreasing

Current surface elevation of Lake Texoma is 624.7 feet and falling. Water levels in Lake Texoma are subject, in part, to releases from the reservoir and precipitation in the watershed above Denison Dam.  The Quantitative Precipitation Forecast (QPF) predicts up to three inches of rain in the upper Red River basin over the next seven days.

A continuous release is being made through both hydropower generators at 10,200 cfs total. This release is scheduled to be ongoing until furthernotice.
A release is being made through three flood control conduits at 29,250 cfs total. This release isscheduled to be decreased today to one flood control conduit set at 16,800 cfs. No release is being made over the spillway. The last spillway release occurred at 1000 hours on July 1, 2015.

The aggregate release from Lake Texoma, including the hydropower generators, flood conduits, and spillway, is 39,450 cfs (release is continuous). This release is scheduled to be reduced today to 27,000 cfs total (release to be continuous).

Combined flow from the Washita (at Durwood, OK) and Red (at Gainesville, TX) rivers is about 14,884 cfs and decreasing. Total outflow is greater than inflow at Lake Texoma resulting in a falling pool.

Corps of Engineers Update

Flood event status update for Lake Texoma as of 1400 hours on April 27,  2016:

Highlights
Elevation = 624.96 feet and steady
Power Generation = 10,200 cubic feet per second (cfs) Release from Flood Control Conduits = 29,250 cfs Spillway Release = 0 cfs Total Release =
39,450 cfs Combined Flow in the Washita (at Durwood) and Red (at Gainesville) Rivers = about 17,627 cfs and decreasing
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Current surface elevation of Lake Texoma is 624.96 feet and steady. The pool level resulting from the most recent storm event has stabilized. Water levels in Lake Texoma are subject, in part, to releases from the reservoir and precipitation in the watershed above Denison Dam.

The Quantitative Precipitation Forecast (QPF) predicts up to four inches of rain in the upper Red River basin over the next seven days. A continuous release is being made through both hydropower generators at 10,200 cfs total. This release is scheduled to be ongoing until further notice.

A release is being made through three flood control conduits at 29,250 cfs total. No release is being made over the spillway. The last spillway release occurred at 1000 hours on July 1, 2015.

The aggregate release from Lake Texoma, including the hydropower generators, flood conduits, and spillway, is 39,450 cfs (release is continuous).

Combined flow from the Washita (at Durwood, OK) and Red (at Gainesville, TX) rivers is about 17,627 cfs and decreasing. Total inflow is equalizing with  outflow at Lake Texoma resulting in a steady pool.

Be advised of the following operational status of Corps-managed recreation areas and other amenities:

> East Burns Run is CLOSED
> East Burns Run Day Use Area is CLOSED

Tulsa District Corps of Engineers Even with the high water most of the recreation areas are open for business. The Corps-operated boat ramp that is open is the Spillway Boat Ramp. As of earlier today the aggregate release from Lake Texoma, including power generators, flood conduits and spillway, is 37,424 cubic feet per second. We have a team of highly qualified civil engineers and hydrologists who are monitoring the situation and making release decisions, as needed, to mitigate the impact of flooding. For information on our recreation areas, and our water control data, go towww.swt.usace.army.mil and click on the blue (Water Control Data System) and green (Recreation) buttons on the right side of the page. You can also find contact information on our website for the Lake Texoma Lake Office, and other lake offices, for more information on the status of recreation areas.Facebook

The following Corps-operated boat ramps are CLOSED:

  • East Burns Run
  • West Burns Run
  • Platter Flats
  • Lakeside
  • Johnson Creek
  • Caney Creek
  • Buncombe Creek
  • East Juniper Point
  • West Juniper Point

Mill Creek Marina April 22, 2016
The water level is currently at 622.62′ which means that the water is currently in the parking lot and over the walkway to boathouses 8 & 9. Please call the office @ 903-786-2227 if you need shuttle service. After hours hit option #4 to speak to the nightwatchman and he will be glad to shuttle you out.

Grandpappy Marina 4-27-2016
The lake level has stabilized and is holding steady at 624.96′. However, we are expecting several inches of rain starting Thursday night. The Corp of Engineers is predicting up to four inches of rain in the Red River basin in the next week. At this time, Boathouse 6, 7, 9, 10 & 35 have submerged walkways and some others are within inches of being under water. Boathouse 30 & 31 have a temporary bridge on the walkway and currently have no golf cart access. The power has been turned off to Boathouses 9 & 35 only. We will be providing shuttle service from Boathouse 8. The road on the east side is submerged approximately 3″ but still passable. For after-hours shuttle, please call Security at 903-814-6706.

Status of water level & electrical boxes for each Boathouse

Oklahoma State Highway 199 crossing Washita River near Cumberland Cut now open
Monday, April 25, 2016
Oklahoma SH199 crossing Cumberland Cut is now open.  Motorists are advised to use caution in the vicinity of the Cumberland Cut Bridge due to ongoing construction activities related to repair of the north Cumberland Levee.  The levee breached during summer 2015 when record-setting flows in the Washita River overtopped the structure.  Repair of the breach remains one of the Corp’s priority missions.

The Cumberland levees were constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to protect a historic oil and gas exploration and production area known as the Cumberland Field.  Washita River flows are now diverted around Cumberland Field and into Lake Texoma through a man-made channel known as Cumberland Cut.  The original Washita River channel and its SH199 bridge crossing remains within the protected area.

Corps of Engineers Report April 25, 2016 9 AM

Current surface elevation of Lake Texoma is 624.93 feet and rising. The pool is approaching its crest elevation for the most recent storm event. Water levels in Lake Texoma are subject, in part, to releases from the reservoir and precipitation in the watershed above Denison Dam.

The Quantitative Precipitation Forecast (QPF) predicts up to four inches of rain in the upper Red River basin over the next seven days.

A continuous release is being made through both hydropower generators at 10,100 cfs total. This release is scheduled to be ongoing until further notice.

A release is being made through two flood control conduits at 23,560 cfs total. This release is scheduled for increase to 28,000 cfs today.No release is being made over the spillway. The last spillway release
occurred at 1000 hours on July 1, 2015.

The aggregate release from Lake Texoma, including the hydropower generators, flood conduits, and spillway, is 33,660 cfs (release is continuous). This release is scheduled for increase to about 38,000 cfs today.

Combined flow from the Washita (at Durwood, OK) and Red (at Gainesville, TX) rivers is about 20,218 cfs and decreasing. Total inflow is equalizing with outflow at Lake Texoma resulting in a steady pool.

Grandpappy Marina – April 23, 2016

Since our update yesterday the lake level has risen approximately 1′. They are beginning to release more water through the gates and the inflow into Lake Texoma is decreasing. We are keeping our fingers crossed that the lake will crest soon and begin receding. However, with the current inflow, the water is still slowly creeping closer to the walkways on docks 6,7,10,11 & 35. If it continues to rise these walkways could very well be underwater sometime tonight if not tomorrow.
At this time, power to Boathouse 9 & 35 has been turned off. Boathouse 9 is the only dock with a submerged walkway so far.
As before, we will be providing water taxi to and from your docks as needed. The water taxi will pick up and drop off at dock 8. If you need assistance after hours, please contact night time security by calling (903)814-6706.
Thanks again to all of our customers; we are extremely grateful of your understanding and patience.

Corps of Engineers Report 4-22-2016

Current surface elevation of Lake Texoma is 622.2 feet and rising. The pool is expected to approach 623.8 feet by 24 April. Water levels in Lake Texoma are subject, in part, to releases from the reservoir and precipitation in the watershed above Denison Dam. The Quantitative Precipitation Forecast (QPF) predicts about 0.5 inches ofrain in the upper Red River basin over the next seven days.

A continuous release is being made through both hydropower generators at 10,000 cfs total. This release is scheduled to be ongoing until furthernotice. A release are being made through two flood control conduits at 7,615 cfs total. This release will be increased to 15,000 cfs today. A further increase to 18,000 cfs is scheduled for 23 April.  No release is being made over the spillway. The last spillway release occurred at 1000 hours on July 1, 2015.

The aggregate release from Lake Texoma, including the hydropower generators, flood conduits, and spillway, is 18,115 cfs (release is continuous). This will increase to 25,000 cfs today. An additional increase to 29,000 cfs is scheduled for 23 April.  Combined flow from the Washita (at Durwood, OK) and Red (at Gainesville, TX) rivers is about 57,526 cfs and decreasing. Total inflow is exceeding outflow at Lake Texoma resulting in a rising pool.

Oklahoma SH199 crossing Cumberland Cut is now open. Motorists are advised to use caution in the vicinity of the Cumberland Cut Bridge due to ongoing construction activities related to repair of the north Cumberland Levee. The levee breached during summer 2015 when record-setting flows in the Washita River overtopped the structure.

Grandpappy Marina 4-22-2016Grandpappy Marina 4-22-2016

If we receive the rainfall that is forecasted for the following days, we can expect the water to continue to rise. This may result in loss of road access and power to the east side if our electric provider Oncor does not have passable road accessibility. We don’t anticipate this to occur but want to give everyone plenty of notice. At this time, power to Boathouse 9 has been turned off and Boathouse 35 will lose power by the end of Saturday. Boathouse 9 is the only dock with a submerged walkway. The parking lot to Boathouse 12 & 13 will be covered with water when it reaches the estimated level. While the walkway is accessible to Boathouse 30 & 31, there is no golf cart access.

We ask all of our customers to help in keeping your dockmates aware of the conditions. The travelift bridge is under water and we are evacuating the lower shop. We are unable to load or launch boats with our travelift at this time. We are including pictures of the travelift bridge from this morning, this afternoon and again at closing time so you can see how quickly the water is coming up.

We are still operating as normally as possible and encourage you to visit the marina and restaurant. With the weather being unknown for the coming weeks it’s a great time to come to the lake and fill up with gas, enjoy dining at the restaurant or just visiting with your dock neighbors.

Highport Marina 4-21-2016Highport Marina 4-22-2016

Mo’s is currently closed and the Island Bar and Grill is expected to open by the weekend of April 30th.  We are also completing the removal of our old underground fuel system in preparation for the new above-ground system and lines. Lastly, we have completed the temporary breakwater project. Installation of the new wave attenuator system will be a lengthy process due to the overall size and weight of each individual section, sections in totality, and the miles of galvanized cabling and expansive concrete anchoring systems that will need to be installed.

 

Corps of Engineers 4-19-2016

Current surface elevation of Lake Texoma is 616.62 feet and rising. The pool is expected to approach 620 feet by 23 April. Water levels in Lake Texoma are subject, in part, to releases from the reservoir and precipitation in the watershed above Denison Dam.

The Quantitative Precipitation Forecast (QPF) predicts up to 1.6 inches of rain in the upper Red River basin over the next seven days.

A continuous release is being made through both hydropower generators at 10,500 cfs total. This release is scheduled to be ongoing until further notice.

No releases are being made through the flood control conduits at the present time. However, a release through the flood conduits is being considered for
initiation beginning 20 April.  No release is being made over the spillway. The last spillway release occurred at 1000 hours on July 1, 2015.

The aggregate release from Lake Texoma, including the hydropower generators, flood conduits, and spillway, is 10,500 cfs (release is continuous).

Combined flow from the Washita (at Durwood, OK) and Red (at Gainesville, TX) rivers is about 58,768 cfs and steady. Flow in the Red River is increasingwhile flow in the Washita River is decreasing. Total inflow is exceeding outflow at Lake Texoma resulting in a slowly rising pool.

Oklahoma SH199 crossing Cumberland Cut is now open. Motorists are advised to use caution in the vicinity of the Cumberland Cut Bridge due to ongoing construction activities related to repair of the north Cumberland Levee. The levee breached during summer 2015 when record-setting flows in the Washita River overtopped the structure.

 

3 thoughts on “Lake Texoma Flood Update

  • 05/05/2016 at 2:35 PM
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    My family has been trying for two years have family reunion and this year we pray we can have great camp out from 20-22 and see family we have not saw years but with Lake water up out at East burn’s run we might not be able again plz open flood gates so people go out east burn’s run this Month see if wait 2 yr now plz oh Lord you hear my family prayer please bless us this year for we can come together as one amen

  • 04/27/2016 at 4:48 PM
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    We are still in an El Nino weather pattern but it is much weaker than last year. Hopefully we will have a great big beautiful lake to play in this summer!

  • 04/27/2016 at 12:18 PM
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    PLEASE SAVE OUR LAKE THIS YEAR!!

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