Corps of Engineers take flood control measures – KXII-TV


DENISON, Texas — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opened the flood gates on Tuesday at Lake Texoma.

About 14,000 cubic feet of water per second is now flowing into the Red River between the flood gates and the hydropower generators.

Rain raised the water level to about 622 feet, and the normal water level would be 617 feet.

Corps personnel are monitoring the flow and working to get the lake back to normal levels.

At the Cumberland Levee, engineers worked around the clock to raise the levee about three feet to prevent water from flowing into the breach area.

Construction of the levee began in October, and should finish in February 2016.

The Corps reminds residents Highway 199 is still closed due to flooding.

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