More of the same

By: KXII Staff Email
By: KXII Staff Email

As one of the wettest Junes on record came to an end, July starts with a splash as well. Rain is in the forecast for much of the week, and it's effecting everything from holiday plans to local business.

With countless roads either closed or with signs warning of possible high water, area creeks, rivers and streams are rushing out of their boundaries.

The raging waters are flooding crops and destroying tourism for the Fourth of July holiday. The Flood of 2007 is now bringing back memories of the last time the spillway flowed over in 1990.

The spillway at Denison Dam is expected to overflow later this week.

First News reporter Nicole Holt was at the Denison Dam this morning watching the spillway.

The high waters are already causing fireworks shows to be canceled from Lake Texoma Lodge to Highport Marina.

Officials are worried too many people will try to get on the lake, and it's just too dangerous.

You can look at the pictures by clicking them below.

Remember, these areas are dangerous so officials are suggesting you not just go out and look.

We'll be posting the best pictues and video from the Flood of 2007 here on

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  • by Jim Location: Durant on Jul 5, 2007 at 08:59 AM
    I was here when the dam was completed and it was 1945 when the lake finally filled up to norman pool. I don't think it went over the spillway in '45.
  • by Gloria Location: Carrollton on Jul 3, 2007 at 05:54 PM
    Any news on Preston Shores?
  • by Not flooded yet either Location: But one muddy yard on Jul 2, 2007 at 05:47 PM
    My prayers go out to those that are having to experience this flood first hand by losing their homes or loved ones. I can't begin to imagine how much of a hard time they're going through. Here in Ector, it's not flooded, just quite muddy, but when it does rain, there are lots and lots of puddles everywhere. Out by the three bridges, the creeks are quite high, a lot higher than I've seen them in a while.
  • by Also Not Flooded, Yet on Jul 2, 2007 at 11:59 AM
    What about Cedar Mills, also? Please don't forget about those of us in western Grayson Co.
  • by Kim Location: Flower Mound on Jul 2, 2007 at 10:39 AM
    It would have been really nice to send the reporter to the spillway in the daylight. :)
  • by Not flooded yet Location: and thankful on Jul 2, 2007 at 08:51 AM
    I would like to see footage of Big Mineral as I've been told that no one is allowed in now. There was a crew there moving out the houses.
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