The Brazos River Authority will open one gate at Possum Kingdom Lake's Morris Sheppard Dam this weekend.
The expected release will be more than 9,000 cubic feet per second and could likely occur either late Saturday, Sept. 12, or, early Sunday, Sept. 13. Flows upstream of Possum Kingdom Lake continue to climb from the resulting runoff from this most recent rain event.
Be advised that the Brazos River levels will rise quickly once the gate is open. Keep up with river flows, reservoir levels and rainfall amounts at BrazosBasinNOW.
The gate will remain open until inflows into Possum Kingdom Lake subside. See the BRA Facebook or Twitter pages for updated information.
The BRA offers a way to receive notifications of gate changes at each of its three reservoirs: Possum Kingdom Lake, Lake Granbury and Lake Limestone.
Through an automation system, the BRA is able to send a text, email, and/or a phone call to anyone signed up to receive an alert regarding the opening of floodgates. Individuals interested in receiving notifications can customize when and how often they receive a downstream notification from the call system. Fill out this form to be notified.