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Keystone Dam releasing highest level of water in 30 years

Posted at 9:00 AM, May 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-24 10:00:25-04

TULSA — The Army Corps of Engineers is currently releasing a little more than 250,000 cubic feet of water per second from the Keystone Dam, which all releases into the Arkansas River.

Keystone Lake can only hold so much water, and now, the Corps is expected to leave it flowing at this same rate through Sunday.

If the area receives an abundance of additional rain, the Corps could increase in the release flow to somewhere around 300,000 cubic feet per second.

Because of the amount of water currently being released, flood water is steadily rising.

So, any residents or businesses along the Arkansas River need to frequently pay attention to this situation, remain vigilant and take precautions.

Sen. James Lankford toured the dams this morning. He said they are operating as they should and are being monitored 24/7. He is just asking Oklahoma neighbors to take care of one another.

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