Five dams release record amount of water

Posted at 10:36 PM, Dec 30, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-30 23:36:08-05

FORT GIBSON, Okla. -- Water keeps pouring rapidly out of dams in Green Country.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers broke records this week with the amounts of water being released from five different dams.

Fort Gibson Dam released a record 175,000 cubic feet of water per second, which equals about 1.3 million gallons.

Upstream on the Grand-Neosho River, the Corps of Engineers reported record releases at the Pensacola and Hudson Dams.

Tenkiller Dam on the Illinois River also pushed out 35,000 cubic feet of water per second this week, which is an all-time high.

Roads also got washed away when a record amount of water was released from Broken Bow Dam in southeastern Oklahoma.

The Corps of Engineers is now carefully monitoring all the infrastructure because of the record releases, but the experts already started reducing the output at several dams.