Floodwater release bulletin

For immediate release: 3/23/12

Floodwater release bulletin

At 2:30 PM on Friday, March 23:

  • Grand Lake elevation was 748.79 feet. Daily target elevation for March 23 is 742 feet.
  • At the direction of the United States Army Corps of Engineers, nine (9) floodgates were open at Pensacola Dam, discharging 45,802 cubic feet per second (cfs) of water.
  • Six (6) units were online at the Pensacola Dam powerhouse, releasing 11,901 cfs of water through generation.
  • Releases through floodgates and generation totaled 57,703 cfs.
  • Inflows into Grand Lake totaled 65,197 cfs.

 

  • Lake Hudson elevation was 629.38 feet. Normal elevation is 619 feet.
  • At the direction of the United States Army Corps of Engineers, three (3) floodgates were open at Robert S. Kerr Dam, discharging 46,466 cubic feet per second (cfs) of water.
  • Two (2) units were online at Robert S. Kerr Dam powerhouse releasing 15,660 cfs of water through generation.
  • Releases through floodgates and generation totaled 62,126 cfs.
  • Inflows into Lake Hudson totaled 66,972 cfs.

The United States Army Corps of Engineers have no gate changes planned for today, but floodgate operations are tentatively planned for both facilities around midday tomorrow (Saturday, March 24).

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