NewsLocal News

Actions

GRDA: lake inflows going down after weekend flooding

KJRH-Web-Default-Image_1280x720.png
Posted at 9:50 PM, Feb 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-26 22:50:15-05

With more rain in the forecast, what's the impact going to be for those living near the dams?

At last check, the Grand River Dam Authority said it's taking in less water than it's sending out.

A total of nice flood gates were open at the Pensacola Dam and the spillways at Disney.

That's sending lots of flood water down the Grand river to Lake Hudson and Lake Fort Gibson.

GRDA said its working with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to control the flood water releases.

”We just have to bear together and get through these heavy spring rains that we usually see,” said Justin Alberty, a spokesman for GRDA.

If you hear sirens from the dams move out.

GRDA said that's a signal a dam is about to release water either from a flood control gate or a generation facility.

Stay in touch with us anytime, anywhere.

Download our free app for Apple and Android and Kindle devices.

Sign up for newsletters emailed to your inbox. Select from these options: Breaking News, Severe Weather, School Closings, Daily Headlines and Daily Forecasts.

Follow us on Twitter

Like us on Facebook