Weather Aware conditions continue overnight due to the potential for locally heavy rainfall. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect until 7 a.m. for the northernmost portions of Texoma including Atoka, Coal, Johnston, Murray and Pontotoc Counties Beware of flooded road-ways and never drive around barricades or into water more than six inches deep. High rainfall rates may reduce visibility and also increase the risk of hydroplaning. Turn around, don’t drown! Rain ends NW to SE during the day Thursday.
3-02-05 – While looking for holding tanks, officials at Lake Bonham found the source that has been polluting the lake’s water. Three small lines connecting to one main sewer line were discovered confirming last year’s study that revealed increased amounts of sewer waste.
Last December, the city of Bonham terminated leases with 25 tenants at the Hidden Cove RV Campsite. They claimed that the site was polluting the water with sewage waste. Residents denied it, but the clean-up proved what the city had suspected.
It is possible more lines are still underground.
The city will turn the investigation over to the county and state, with fines or punishment possible for those responsible for the illegal lines.