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Lake Texoma Water Elevation

Lake Texoma Watershed Map

Current Lake Texoma Water Level

.61 ft Below normal and slowly falling
Elevation is 615.9 feet on Thursday 09Sep21 Time: 12:00 hours
Reservoir release 6719.0 cubic feet per second on Thursday 09Sep21 Time: 12:00 hours
Normal Conservation Pool: 617′
Conservation pool is 96.80% full.
Conservation pool storage filled is 1373542 acre-feet which is equivalent to 0.76 inches of runoff over the entire drainage basin.
Conservation storage empty is 28884 acre-feet which is equivalent to .02 Inches of runoff over the entire drainage basin.
Washita River @Cumberland Cut/Hwy 199 gauge: 615.73′
Total Inflow = 0 cfs

Flood Gate Change

Tuesday, 17 Aug 2021 1400

Conditions at the time of Gate Change

  • Pool Elevation = 617.60 feet.
  • Total Release = 6609 (cfs)
  • Gate Release =0 (cfs)
  • Unregulated Release = 0 (cfs)
  • Turbine Release 6609 (cfs)
  • Gate Settings: 2 Conduit Gates open 0.0 FT

Please note that the forecasts only take into account rain on the ground. As a result, the forecasts are subject to change as soon as any type of rain event occurs.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

If you are near the dam and hear the siren sound, you should prepare for a rapid change in water levels, because the siren signals that the amount of water being released is going to rapidly change. Boaters are also cautioned not to cross the buoy line at the intake structure as doing so puts you and the passengers in your boat in danger.

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

News and Announcements

Corps of Engineer owned facilities update

All Corps-owned facilities on Lake Texoma are open for the 2021 season. All Corps of Engineers campgrounds are now self service – all sites are RESERVED only. QR Codes in the parks link to reservation Website.

Camping reservations link: https://www.recreation.gov/


The high water event of summer 2021 has ended

Grandpappy Point Marina 7-8-21 – The walkway to Dock 9 is inaccessible.

Mill Creek Marina – 7/7/21 – Due to the rising lake levels, boathouse 7 power has been turned off . It will not be turned back on until lake levels have receeded. Boat ramp is closed. A shuttle will be available this weekend for anyone who can’t get to boat house from 8 am to 10pm.

Update 8/3/21 – Boat Ramp is open

Cedar Mills Marina – July 3, 2021 Due to high water levels, Cedar Mills launch ramp is closed.

Eisenhower Sate Park – July 3, 2021Swim Beach, Roap Ramp, OHV Trail System and both Fishing Pier CLOSED due to high water levels.

Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge

Update: 8/3/21 Wildlife Drive is now open. Bennett Lane is still closed but expected to open soon.

Recent rains in the Lake Texoma watershed has flooded Wildlife Drive and Bennett Lane past Big Mineral Day Use Area. Tern, Egret, and Plover Roads are closed at Wildlife Drive. Refuge Road low water crossing north of the visitor center is closed. The low water crossing on Bennett Lane is passable in higher vehicles driving slowly. Passenger cars should not attempt to cross. You may park near the gate and walk or bike in, but do ot block the gate and do not access Tern Road due tot he nesting lesat terns. The lake level is slowly rising so please use caution.

Lake Texoma Trivia

  • The top of the Denison Dam is 670 ft
  • Water goes over the spillway at 640 ft.
  • The Lake Texoma elevation hit a record high of 645.49 on May 29, 2015.
  • The Roosevelt Bridge closed on May 30, 2015 when the lake level reached 645.66 ft.
  • Lake Texoma crested June 1, 2015 at 645.72

This is what the Denison Dam Release of 43,653 cubic feet per second looks like! 326,568 gallons or 16 average size swimming pools per second! Video courtesy of Brad Rhodes 6/15/2019

https://www.facebook.com/brhodes98/videos/pcb.10220461255980430/10220461241980080/

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11 thoughts on “Lake Texoma Water Elevation

  • 07/27/2019 at 11:51 AM
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    Thank you for visiting TexomaConnect.com! Free would be the Denison Damsite but there are no courtesy slips. The next closest would be Eisenhower State Park. There is a $5 park entrance fee and you might be able to use a courtesy slip at Eisenhower Yacht Club which is in the park. Also Grandpappy Point Marina has an inexpensive boat ramp and might have courtesy slips. Here are links to maps:
    https://texomaconnect.com/business-directory-5/denison-damsite-campground/
    https://texomaconnect.com/business-directory-5/eisenhower-state-park-lake-texoma/
    https://texomaconnect.com/business-directory-5/grandpappy-point-resort-marina/

    Hope this helps!

  • 07/26/2019 at 11:29 AM
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    Hello,
    We are new to Texoma and are looking for ramp access close to I75. Would prefer free and access to a courtesy slip as we have some little ones going with us. Can you recommend a good launch site like this or maybe something reasonable?

    Thanks

  • 05/19/2019 at 7:07 AM
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    Sorry, I don’t know but let me reach out to some of my contacts in the Kingston area and see if I can get an answer for you.

  • 05/18/2019 at 3:43 PM
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    at what lake level does OU Biological road flood?

  • 05/11/2019 at 9:27 AM
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    they haven’t sent me any status updates and everything seems to be fine at Marina del Rey.

  • 05/09/2019 at 5:24 PM
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    What is the status of Marina Del Rey? Figures, they have no idea or do they care.

  • 04/28/2017 at 2:58 PM
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    Wonderful, what a blog it is! This web site presents useful data to us, keep it up.

  • 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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