Dam Release: Fort Gibson

Dam Release: Fort Gibson

Several days of heavy rains in its drainage basin left Ft. Gibson Reservoir more than 15 feet high, forcing releases from its massive hydroelectric dam just to bring down floodwaters surrounding the normal lakeshore.  This necessary process turned the downstream Grand (Neosho) River into a speedy and turbulent torrent wholly unfit for any manner of navigation!

5 NNE Fort Gibson OK (16 Oct 9) Looking ENE
35.869, -95.2337

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