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Lake Texoma Water Elevation Rises Half a Foot

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LAKE TEXOMA -- Despite low water levels boaters haven't stopped enjoying time on Lake Texoma. And recent rains are sure to help. 

Over the past 30 days, areas west of Lake Texoma around Interstate 35, which make up part of the drainage area for the lake, have gotten an average of about 3 inches of rain.

"The recent rainfall coming in and a recent look back on the current record so for about the past 30 days going back to March the 7th lake elevation has actually increased in elevation about five to six inches granted it is not a lot but it is better than going down five or six inches," says BJ Parkey, the Assistant Lake Manager for the Army Corp of Engineers.

That is 5 or 6 inches that helps keep the lake above the 607 foot mark. At that level the lake would begin drought level three.

"Every little bit of inflow helps, every little bit of water into Lake Texoma helps us not to reach that 607 benchmark," says Parkey.

The Corps of Engineers is certainly not letting their guard down. They're preparing for the worst if we don't get more rain this spring.

"There is still a meeting schedule in Oklahoma City mid-April to kind of get ahead of the 607 bench mark just to make sure all the players are aware of kind of where we are going to be at, worse case scenario occurs, low inflow to no inflow, high temperatures, more hydro-power water supply," says Parkey.

The Corps of Engineers has done the least amount of generation possible, only generating five days in the month of March and none so far this April.

For now it is a waiting game for more spring rain.

"The rain is definitely beneficial and we are very grateful for it we just need more of it," says Parkey.