Lake Texoma Flood Update - Texoma Connect

Lake Texoma Flood Update


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

Highport parking lot May 31, 2015

Current Lake Texoma Conditions

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


Current water level

  • 5.56 ft ABOVE normal. Lake level is  slowly falling
  • Elevation 620.56 feet on Monday 06Apr20 Time: 16:00 hours.
  • Reservoir release is 4,850 cfs Hydropower and Floodgate release 29,012 cfs; Total Current Release 33,862 cfs, Monday 06Apr20 Time: 16:00 hours.
  • Flood control pool is 16.98% full.
  • Total inflow = 17,631 cfs
  • Washita River @ Cumberland Cut/HWY 199 gauge: 621.48  
  • Normal Conservation Pool: 616′

Current Gate Settings

  • Monday, 30 Mar 2020 1000
    • Pool Elevation = 623.38 feet.
    • New Gate Settings:
      • 4 Conduit Gates open 13.5 FT

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

Helpful Links

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.

Corps-owned facility cancellations/closures and boat ramp availability as of 03/22/2020

In response to flood waters and the current COVID-19 climate and public safety concerns, the following campground cancellations/closures are now in effect to Lake Texoma Corps of Engineers managed campgrounds and boat ramps.  All reservations through May 15 have been cancelled and refunds have been issued.  Local managers are committed to the health and safety of recreational visitors and our staff.  We are following the guidelines from our agency and the CDC regarding COVID-19, closely monitoring the situation and responding to current conditions. 

  • Spillway Boat Ramp Open
  • East Burns Run Camping No Camping Available, Day Use Entrance Gate Closed through 5/15, 2020
    *All future reservations are cancelled through 5/15/2020
    *Boat Ramp Open
  • West Burns Run Campground Park Entrance Gate Closed, Day Use Entrance Gate Closed
     *All future reservations are cancelled through 5/15/2020
  • Lakeside Campground No Camping Available
    *All future reservations are cancelled through 5/15/2020
    *Boat Ramp Closed (due to high water)
  • Juniper East Campground Park Entrance Gate Closed
    *All future reservations are cancelled through 5/15/2020
  • Juniper West Campground No Camping Available
    *All future reservations are cancelled through 5/15/2020
    *Boat Ramp Open
  • Platter Flats Campground No Camping Available
    *All future reservations are cancelled through 5/15/2020
    *Boat Ramp OPEN
  • Caney Creek Campground No Camping Available
    *All future reservations are cancelled through 5/15/2020
    *Boat Ramp Closed (due to high water)
  • Johnson Creek Campground No Camping Available
    *All future reservations are cancelled through 5/15/2020
    *Boat Ramp Closed (due to high water)
  • Buncombe Creek Campground No Camping Available. Park Entrance Gate Closed (Due to high water)
    *All future reservations are cancelled through 5/15/2020
  • Preston Bend Park Entrance Gate Closed
     * All future reservations are cancelled through 5/15/2020
  • Texas Damsite Entrance Gate Closed
    * All future reservations are cancelled through 5/15/2020
  • East Burns Run Day Use Entrance Gate Closed through 5/15/2020
  • West Burns Run Day Use Entrance Gate Closed through 5/15/2020

 

Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge

Roads Closed due to flooding
  • Refuge Road is closed from just north of the visitor center kiosk to the yellow gate south of Hagerman Road
  • Wildlife Drive is closed from Refuge Road to Martin Branch Creek
  • Bennett Lane is closed from Big Mineral Creek to K Pad Road
  • Silliman Road
  • Plover Road
  • Tern Road and associated boat ramp
  • Egret Road
  • All pad roads, with exception of K Pad Road, are at least partially inundated.  This includes L Pad and the associated boat ramp which is completely inaccessible.
  • No boat ramps are open at this time
Facilities Open
  • Butterfly Garden
  • Goode Day Use Area
  • Sandy Point Day Use Area
  • Big Mineral Day Use Area (vault toilet only)
  • Harris Creek Trail
  • Haller’s Haven Trail
  • Meadow Pond Trail
  • Raasch Trail (partially open from Terry Lane access; a portion of the trail between Refuge Road and the bridge crossing Meyers Branch

Mill Creek Resort 3/26/20

Boathouse 7 walkway is still accessible, Boathouse 8 is not accessible. Our Boat Ramp, camping, and Day Use area is CLOSED until further notice. If you would like to use the beach to fish, you may walk down there, but vehicle access is prohibited at this time.

In order to limit all non-essential traffic, the Mill Creek Resort & Marina offices will be closed to walk-ins and all face to face contact. If you need, or wish, to speak with the office for any reason please give us a call at 903-786-2227 during normal business hours or send us an email at cabins@millcreekresortandmarina.com and we will get back to you as soon as possible. If a face to face meeting is necessary and you have not shown any symptoms of COVID-19 or been in contact with someone who has shown symptoms of COVID-19, we will do our best to schedule accordingly.

Our Fuel Dock will continue to offer fuel and pump Outs but by appointment only. Please call the office to schedule. This is to help assure that a staff member is available to assist with fuel and pump outs during your request. Again, we ask for patience during this time.

Our Service Department will remain open and fully operational. However, we ask that you contact our Service Department either by phone at 903-786-2227 or email at russ@millcreekresortandmarina.com, not in person.

We are also suspending all house charges until further notice.

We are still taking cabin bookings at this time. However, if you do book a cabin, cabin keys will be left in the room in order to avoid face to face contact during check in.

Grandpappy Marina Update 3/27/20

We have received an update from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that predicts the elevation of Lake Texoma is nearing crest as inflows and releases balance.

Please note that this forecast/prediction does not take into account any future gate changes, and only accounts for rain on the ground at this time. As a result, the forecasts are subject to change.

We still anticipate that water will reach close to the road on the east side of the marina, and we will continue to keep you updated on the lake level and what areas of the marina will be affected. 

Walkway to Dock 9 is inaccessible

Grandpappy Marina Update 3/23/2020

As of 8:00am this morning the lake has risen to an elevation of 622.17’ and rising. 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. We are anticipating that the lake will continue to rise and it is expected that access to the road on the east side of the marina could be lost. Once access is lost to the east side of the marina, as in the past 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. 

However with clearer weather in the forecast, we are hopeful that the lake will crest and that the U.S. Army Corps or Engineers will have the capacity in the lower Red River to open the flood gates and release water from Lake Texoma.
At Grandpappy Point Resort & Marina Currently:
The walkway to Dock 9 is inaccessible.

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

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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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