Lake Texoma Flood Update - Texoma Connect

Lake Texoma Flood Update


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

Current Lake Texoma Conditions

Over the past few years, Lake Texoma has experienced high water events where flood gates are opened, flooding that sent water pouring over the spillway, and even droughts. Whatever the weather brings you can find the latest conditions on this page.

The high water event in May and June of 2019 is over. Most facilities, boat ramps, parks, restaurants and Corps of Engineers managed campgrounds are open and operational.


Current water level

Current Lake Level

  • Pool elevation is 616.9 feet on Sunday 27Oct19 Time: 11:00 hours.
  • Reservoir release is 19.0 cubic feet per second on Sunday 27Oct19 Time: 11:00 hours.
  • 1.31 ft BELOW normal
  • Conservation pool is 93.50% full
  • Normal Conservation Pool: 616′

Current Gate Settings

  • All Gates are closed

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

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

Fishing Reports – the guides tell me the fishing is pretty fantastic right now!  See the latest reports

Lake Texoma Boat Ramps

The high water event of spring 2019 is over. Please allow the Corps of Engineers time to make repairs and clean up of park facilities.

Corps-owned facility High Water Closures and Availability as of 7/3/2019

Due to rising lake water levels some parks have been affected by the high water. Please check your reservations to see if it has been affected by any closures. After the lake level has receded please allow time for Lake Personnel to rehabilitate the area. For more information please call the Reservation Helpdesk 1-877-444-6777 or the Lake Texoma Office at 903-465-4990.

Army Corps-managed recreation areas will be impacted by flooding and rainfall. Those camp site and recreation closures will be posted to our website as the situation dictates at the following link –> https://www.swt.usace.army.mil/

Will provide future forecast when available….. Stay safe

News and Announcements

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.

Alberta Creek Resort and Marina 6-28-2019

Big Mineral Marina 5-25-2019

Boat ramp is closed. 20 campsites available, some full hookup, some electric and water. 2 small cabins available. No beaches, no swimming. Camping, cabins and fishing ok. Our cafe is open Friday, Saturday and sunday.

Bridgeview Marina 6-27-2019

Boat Ramp Open. The Spot Restaurant (580)795-3331 is open and available for carry-out orders on land & water.Gas Dock – Open

Catfish Bay Marina 6-27-2019

Cedar Bayou Marina 7-3-2019

Our Gas Dock is open 7 days a week with 100% gas. All power is on in the marina and all boathouses are accessible. Boat Ramp NOT open to the public however we are assisting guest staying with us.

Cedar Mills Marina Update 7-3-2019

At this time, all walkways have been extended as needed and all docks are accessible. (Boat Launch is closed.) The Power Boat Cove west parking lot still has some water on it; however, there is a dry strip through the middle of it making the walkway fully accessible. Electricity at the docks is on. The Fuel Dock at Cedar Mills Marina is currently open. If you need a pump-out, you man contact Texoma Clean Marine at 903.361.2727. The water is back on in the Middle Cove! The dock crew was able to locate the leak and repair it. The water is currently over the lowest part of Cedar Mills Road and therefore has been closed. It should re-open in the next few days. In the meantime, please proceed to Sherwood Grocery 2 miles north and come into the Marina via Hillcrest and County Road. We are open for business so come on out and have some fun!

Eisenhower State Park 7-3-2019

The swim beach, both boat ramps, and both fishing piers have been closed due to high water. There are no areas for swimming. The light at the fishing pier is out.
All trails are open! OHV Trails are Open.

Eisenhower Yacht Club 7-3-2019

Power is back on to the entire marina! Fuel is back on! As long as the levels continue to fall we should be able to leave everything on. Access ramps to boathouses 6 and 7 have been shut off. The following walkways are in the water – Boathouses 3-12, 16, 17, 21, 23-30. Please call us if you need a shuttle. We will be running shuttles for those who have lost access. If possible, please call ahead if you will need a shuttle. Cruisers will be open for breakfast and lunch on the 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th. Cruisers will be closed on the 13th and 14th and will open back up the following weekend.

Grandpappy Point Marina and Resort7-3-2019

Boat Ramp open. As water levels decrease we are working quickly to restore accessibility to walkways for both convenience and safety. All walkways except 6 and 9 are now accessible. Power has been restored – we are now 100% back on throughout the marina!

There is still approximately 1’ of water over the road on East side of the marina, however we anticipate that it will be fully accessible by the weekend.

We are aware that many slip owners do not have access to their docks due to walkways being underwater and we will be providing a water taxi service to take customers to their docks should anyone need it. However, due to the holiday weekend, we are expecting a higher volume of customers at the marina during business hours who will need assistance from our water taxi service. We will do our very best to accommodate everyone as quickly as possible. For details on our water taxi service please call our office at 903-465-6330. For our water taxi service after hours, please call security at 903-814-6706. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time.

Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge

The lake level is dropping fast and roads are starting to become visible. With the minimal amount (if any) of precipitation expected over the next several days, refuge staff expect to begin repair work on Monday, July 8. Once they clear debris and replace gravel where needed the road will re-open for visitors-hopefully by July 10th. Stay tuned for updates! .

Highport Marina status update 7-3-2019

The water taxi pick-up platform is currently located at the boat ramp parking lot. Courtesy Patrol: 903.814.4300

Lake Texoma State Park 5-25-2019

According to the Lake Texoma Association there are several campsites available and boat ramps are open.

Lighthouse Resort & Marina 7-3-2019

Lighthouse launch is NOT open to the public however we are assisting guest staying with us.

Little Glasses Marina 7-3-2019

Little Glasses Resort is fully functional and open ready for a great Holiday!

Little Mineral Marina 7-3-2019

Boat ramp closed – ramp to be replaced.

Marina del Rey 7-3-2019

Boat launch open. Golf Cart Parade on July 6th – line-up at 6 pm. Start at Marina del Rey, Finish at Caney Creek Resort! Trophies and raffle prizes!

Mill Creek Marina 5-25-2019

Water is over walkways to boathouses 1, 6, 7, 8, & 9 at this time. We still have electricity to all our docks at this time. Our boat ramp is CLOSED. Some walkways have minimal water and are wadable, but we ask that you please use caution and pass at your own risk.

Texoma Shores Update 5-25-2019

Due to the rain our area has experienced, the lake level has risen causing us to close our boat dock, fishing pier, and swimming beach for now. We still have plenty of shoreline to fish from. RV sites, cabins and roads are unaffected. We have plenty of room to come relax. We will keep you updated here as the lake recedes and we begin to open back up these areas.

Walnut Creek 5-27-2019

Boat ramp open

Corps of Engineers Update 5-3-2019

Grandpappy Point Marina Lake Elevation Update 5/4/19
As of 8:00am this morning the lake has risen to an elevation of 621.9’ and rising. The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers has released an update that the lake is expected to rise to 626.2’ by May 20, 2019. This is not a crest only a forecasted elevation to this date and only takes into account the precipitation that has occurred prior to the forecast issuance time. With more rain in the forecast, we are anticipating that we will see a rise in lake elevation faster than expected and predict that access to the road on the east side of the marina could be lost as soon as Monday, May 6, 2019. Once access is lost to the east side of the marina, ONCOR Electric will determine if power needs to be shut off for safety precautions. We will continue to keep you updated on the lake level and what areas of the marina will be affected.


February 3, 2019

The storm event of January 2019 is pretty much over and everything is back to normal.

Lake Texoma  made history three times in 2015, first with record droughts then twice flood waters rushed over the spillway.  Here we are in May 2019 and the lake level is above normal. Heavy rains over the watershed is causing the lake to rise.    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.

Hagerman Visitor Center to Reopen

Wildlife Drive is OPEN. Gravel will need to be added once the government shutdown is over, but for now you are welcome to visit! Please note that some areas are soft so don’t get your vehicle stuck!
The restrooms in the three day use areas are open. The visitor center has resumed normal hours.

January 19, 2019 – Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge

Wildlife Drive remains closed due to flooding. Bennett Lane past Big Mineral Creek and Refuge Road across the low water crossing by the visitor center also remains closed due to flooding. These closings will remain in effect until the government shutdown is over and beyond that until the refuge employees return to work and have time to remove debris from the roads and repair erosion. Thank you for your patience.

January 17, 2019 – Highport Marina

Great news — the lake level is at 621.51 and slowly falling. Though there is rain in the forecast this weekend, the Army Corps of Engineers is committed to maintain releases to keep levels slowly falling. Some of our docks are still impacted at their access points:

  • The ZF gangway is inaccessible at this time. If needed, please contact the office and we will make arrangements to take you to the dock by boat.  
  • Caution should be used when accessing the Puerto del Sol gangway – it is not underwater but does have a steep grade and slight drop-off.  
  • And finally, the south walkway to N-2 is currently under water so please use the north walkway. 


January 4, 2019

Storm event status update for Lake Texoma as of 0800 hours on January 4, 2019:  The latest pool elevation prediction indicates that we will rise to elevation 622.73 by January 7th.

Eisenhower Yacht Club Update 1-5-2019

 At a level of 622.5 the water covers the road in front of shop and access to boathouses 6-11 will be lost. This is the only prediction we have so far and we will continue to update as we receive them.

12-31-2018 Eisenhower State Park update:

Due to high lake levels, the swim beach, both boat ramps and both fishing piers are now closed. Due to wastewater system maintenance, the Bois D’Arc Ridge camping area is unavailable for advanced reservations. Contact the park or check back for the latest information.

OHV trails remain closed until the trails have had a chance to dry out.

As soon as we can re-open these facilities we will let you know. Have a happy New Year!


November 24, 2018

For the most part, the storm event of October 2018 is over and most Lake Texoma Facilities are operational.  2018 Flood Update

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11 thoughts on “Lake Texoma Flood Update

  • 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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