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Keystone Dam releasing water more than two times faster than Niagara Falls

Posted: 3:35 PM, May 25, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-25 16:35:05-04
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TULSA — The Keystone Dam is currently releasing water at a rate over two times faster than the Niagara Falls.

According to the Niagara Parks website , 6 million cubic feet of water go over the crestline of the falls every minute during peak daytime tourist hours. That translates to about 100,000 cubic feet of water per second.

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Niagara Falls, New York is shown on June 4, 2013.

As of the latest update , the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is currently releasing water through the Keystone Dam at a rate of over 250,000 cubic feet per second.

That rate of release is now expected to continue through Wednesday, as significant rainfall Friday night forced an extension of the release of water.

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