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. What will 2017 bring – more floods or drought? 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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Due to heavy rains recently in the watershed to Lake Texoma the lake level has risen. As flood waters from the rivers rush into the main body, it brings debris. “A lot of this is whole trees and logs and a lot of stuff is submerged under the water and a lot is floating” says Oklahoma Highway Lake Patrol Trooper Dustin Pruitt.” As you get closer to shore, just be aware that there are things submerged that didn’t used to be.
Water level update
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers -Lake Texoma, Denison Dam Friday 07Jul17 Time: 1600 hours
Lake Texoma conservation pool is at 618.87 feet (Current level – hourly updates)
Flood control pool is 99.36% full.
Reservoir release is 19 cubic feet per second on Thursday 06Jul17 Time: 2400 hours
No Gate Changes have been made in the last 4 days
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 SH199 crossing Cumberland Cut is now open.
Highway 91 from Hwy 75 to Oklahoma is now OPEN!
News and Announcements
Most of the Corps of Engineer Managed campgrounds are now open for the summer season of 2017.
The following parks or amenities are completely CLOSED due to previous flooding: Preston Bend