The Brazos River Authority opened a THIRD gate at Possum Kingdom Lake's Morris Sheppard Dam at 2:07 p.m., Monday, June 7, for a release of about 28,400 cubic feet per second.
The Texas Department of Transportation closed the Highway 16 Bridge below the dam and it will remain closed while the third gate is open.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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.