Two Oklahoma River Flood Warnings Still In Effect


Tuesday, July 6th 2010, 8:47 am
By: News On 6


Associated Press

NORMAN, OK -- Two flood warnings remain in effect in Oklahoma, including one that has been upgraded by the National Weather Service from minor to moderate.

Moderate flooding now is forecast along the North Fork of the Red River near Headrick in southwestern Oklahoma. At 6 a.m. Tuesday the river more than two feet above flood stage.

The National Weather Service says flooding is expected on farmlands and rural roads in Kiowa, Jackson and Tillman counties. The warning continues until late Tuesday.

7/5/2010 Related story: Heavy Rains Cause Minor Flooding In Southwest Oklahoma

A flood warning also is in place from Tuesday afternoon until Wednesday afternoon for the Cimarron River near Dover in Kingfisher County. The river's flood stage is 17 feet and it is expected to rise to about 17.3 feet Tuesday night.

That could cause flooding of farmland, rural roads and some oil wells in lower places near the river. Livestock also could be stranded.