As of 8 am this morning the lake is at 642.07' which is 2.07' above the spillway. Normal level is 617' so we are 25' above normal right now. Lake is receding 8" per day. So, we will not get back to normal for several weeks, at least. Right now, there are no ramps open and won't be for a long time. Unless you want to float, paddle or canoe, you won't be using Texoma this summer.
I guess the good news it that there is no pressure on the crappie which hopefully translates to a super fall for us crappie guys.
I do know they re-opened the Roosevelt Bridge this week so you can at least get across the lake. The bad news is the north dyke failed and flooded the old oil field and a couple of hundred barrels of oil escaped. They won't be able to repair the dyke until the lake falls several feet and they they pump the water back into the lake.
All in all, Tropical Storm Bill pretty much ruined Texoma for crappie fishing for the summer, at least.
I'M SOONER BORN, SOONER BRED AND WHEN I DIE I'LL BE SOONER DEAD!
MEMBER WALLY MARSHALL'S MR CRAPPIE PROSTAFF
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