Pensacola Dam roars as Grand Lake reaches near max flood capacity

Credit: KJRH | Tulsa | Channel 2
Published on June 25, 2019 - Duration: 02:02s
Pensacola Dam roars as Grand Lake reaches near max flood capacity
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Pensacola Dam roars as Grand Lake reaches near max flood capacity

OF OKLAHOMA'S POPULAR LAKES.2 WORKS FOR YOU'S TONYRUSSELL IS AT GRAND LAKEWHERE WATER IS SPLASHINGOVER THE TOP OF THEPENSACOLA DAM'S FLOOD GATES.TONY RUSSELL // GRANDLAKE,"IT'S A SIGHT TO SEE.GRAND LAKE THIS HIGH.TEETERING NEAR 755..PEOPLEWHO LIVE BELOW THE DAM KNOWTHE DANGER TOO AS MOREFLOODING HITS CLOSE TOHOME," PENSACOLA DAM ISROARING ONCE AGAIN..RUSTY FLEMING // GRAND LAKEHOMEOWNER,"THIS LAKE CAM UPTWO FEET OVERNIGHT AND JUSTWHEN WE THOUGHT IT WASGETTING DOWN WHERE IT MIGHTBE MANAGEABLE AGAIN.

SO WEGOTTA ROLL WITH THE PUNCHESMAN," FLOODWATERS KEEPINGLAKE LEVELS INCREDIBLYHIGH..KEITH SMITH, VISITING GRANDLAKE,"WE CAME DOWN FROMWICHITA.

VERY INTERESTINGFLOODING SITUATION UP HERE,"FLOODWATERS RUSHINGDOWNSTREAM OUT OF THEPENSACOLA DAM AT THEDIRECTION OF THE ARMY CORPSOF ENGINEERS.JUSTIN ALBERTY, GRAND RIVERDAM AUTHORITY,"WE'RE MAKINGTHE GATE OPERATIONS THATTHEY DIRECT US TO MAKE ANDWE'RE TRYING TO AS I SAIDTRYING TO GET IT DOWN ASSAFELY AND QUICKLY AS WEPOSSIBLY CAN BEING MINDFULOF ALL THE CONDITIONS THATYOU HAVE TO UNDERSTAND IN ASITUATION LIKE THIS," HIGHWATER HAS PLAGUED THISYEAR'S BOATING SEASON.

BUTGRAND LAKERS ARE NO STRANGERTO THIS.RUSTY FLEMING // GRAND LAKEHOMEOWNER,"WHEN SOMETHINGLIKE THIS HAPPENS-THIS WOULDNOT BE THE FIRST FOURTH OFJULY THAT WE'VE HAD HIGHWATER.

THERE WAS ONE MAYBE8-10 YEARS AGO AND YOU KNOWWHAT?

WE SURVIVED AND WEWILL AGAIN,"TONY RUSSELL // GRANDLAKE,"AND GRAND LAKEOFFICIALS.REPORTING AT GRANDLAKE TONY RUSSELL, 2 WORKSFOR YOU,"

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