The Brazos River Authority opened one gate at Possum Kingdom Lake's Morris Sheppard Dam at 5 p.m. today, Thursday, July 8, 2021, for a total release of about 9,000 cubic feet per second.
Be advised river levels will rise quickly. Recreation on the Brazos River is discouraged during gate releases.
Keep up with streamflow, reservoir levels and rainfall totals at BrazosBasinNOW. The Highway 16 bridge below the dam does not close during a one-gate opening.
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 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.
Texas' weather can change in an instant and it's vital everyone is prepared when enjoying our waterway.
Check out this video that shows how a gate is opened.