The Brazos River Authority opened a second gate at Possum Kingdom Lake's Morris Sheppard Dam at roughly 7:30 a.m. today, Thursday, June 3 for a total release of about 17,000 cubic feet per second. Click the photo to read more.
Be advised river levels will rise quickly. Recreation on the Brazos River is discouraged during gate releases. In case of an emergency, dial 9-1-1.
Keep up with streamflow, reservoir levels and rainfall totals at BrazosBasinNOW. For additional information regarding this release see the BRA's Facebook or Twitter pages, email email@example.com or call 888-922-6272.
To sign up for the BRA's downstream notification, go here. 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. Notifications can be via text, email, and/or phone call. The alerts – which have been in place since before Lake Limestone’s creation - are not meant to serve as a flood warning system and it remains every person’s responsibility to monitor local news outlets, National Weather Service broadcasts, and other information to remain fully aware of potentially hazardous conditions.
Photo courtesy of Kent Edwards