Weekend Rains Overflow Eastern Oklahoma Lakes, Rivers

Monday, May 11th 2015, 11:49 am
By: News On 6

Thanks to all the rain across eastern Oklahoma since last week, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says all eastern Oklahoma lakes - with the exception of Skiatook Lake - are at normal or above-normal levels. 

Broken Bow Lake is 15.4 feet above normal, Eufaula Lake is 10.7 feet above normal and Keystone Lake is 7.8 feet above normal, the Corps reports. 

Skiatook Lake, on the other hand, is 14.9 feet below normal.

Corps of Engineers lake information for Monday, May 11

The current Oklahoma Mesonet seven day rain totals shows a number of communities in southeast Oklahoma saw just below 10 inches of rain. The list includes Webbers Falls at 8.10 inches, Bowlegs at 9.53 inches and Sallisaw at 9.79 inches. 

Several other communities recorded totals above 10 inches for the same period like Eufaula at 10.48 inches, Okemah at 10.55 inches and Wilburton at 11.48 inches.

Oklahoma Mesonet 7 Day Rainfall Amounts

According to the National Weather Service office in Tulsa, we've officially had 14.49 inches of rain fall since January 1. The normal for Tulsa for the same period is 12.60 inches.