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Lake Texoma resort braces for more wet weather

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Buncombe Creek Resort is ready to deal with more wet weather. (KTEN) Buncombe Creek Resort is ready to deal with more wet weather. (KTEN)

KINGSTON, Okla. -- Lake Texoma resorts are keeping an eye on water levels after recent heavy rains.

Just four years ago many lakeside attractions were reeling from flood damage. Buncombe Creek Resort owner Tom Wootton said it took them months to recover.

"We had a big wind storm come in, Hurricane Bill, and it blew the docks that are back in the back there," he said. "Every one of them were off their anchor poles, which means you have to go back there and pull them out of the trees and back on their anchor pole."

Buncombe Creek now has flooding precautions, and a new marina anchor system should prevent anything like that from happening again.

"There's huge concrete blocks that we have to bring down and get ready to put out for cabling, because when you're real high, your anchor poles don't do quite as good a job," Wootton explained.

He is confident that experience from past storms will keep them ready.

"We've done this enough that we're kind of okay," he said. "We'd lose some business, but we're not going to lose the marina."

Currently, Buncombe Creek Resort is set to be open and ready for the long Memorial Day weekend at the end of the month.

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