Many campgrounds and boat ramps are under water at state lakes and Beaver’s Bend State Park in McCurtain County remains closed until further notice.
Water being released from Broken Bow Lake is causing flooding downstream and people are being advised to stay away.
Donny Carter of Stratford, who has been fishing on the Lower Mountain Fork River for 20 years, said this is the first time he has ever seen all eight flood gates open on Broken Bow Dam.
He took the photo above which shows all of the gates and the one at the bottom of page showing water rushing down the river.
“Hope to make it down there to see how much damage was done,” he said. “I’ve heard the walk bridges were gone at the Cold Hole Bridge.”
One good thing might come from the flooding. It might wash the rock snot that was discovered last month out of the stream.
But many places are under water. The photo below is one Gary Giudice of Norman took last week at Arbuckle Lake.
Lake Texoma is high and several boat ramps are closed but if you can get on the water the striper fishing has supposedly been fantastic.
If anyone has info about campground closings or lake conditions in the state, let me know and I will pass them on my blog.