Army Corps Ups Water Release From Lake Tenkiller To 14,200 Cubic Feet Per Second

Friday, April 29th 2011, 3:51 pm
By: News On 6

LAKE TENKILLER, Oklahoma -- The Army Corps of Engineers is carrying out a delicate balancing act by releasing even more water from Tenkiller Lake. It's filled to the brim from this week's flooding rains.

The Corps is now releasing 14,200 cubic feet per second.

That's bringing the lower Illinois River channel to maximum capacity. They're releasing more water now in case the area gets more rain.

If the Corps is forced to release any more water from Tenkiller, residents downstream could be flooded.

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