Lake expected to crest Saturday

By: KXII Staff Email
By: KXII Staff Email

Sherman flash flooding

Afternoon thunderstorms on Wednesday left the Lamar-Archer area in south Sherman soaked. The Sherman Fire Department had to close Sunset Boulevard off of Highway 56 as a result.

Luckily, no one was caught in those waters.

Sunset is now back open, and the water has since receded.

At Travis and Highway 75, there was more high water Wednesday afternoon. It was nothing like last month., but still a headache for drivers.

Spillway update

The Corps of Engineers reports the lake elevation is at 640.69 feet. That's at least half a foot above the emergency spillway.

The lake is expected to crest at 640.77 feet at 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 14th.

But of course, that could change pending more rain.

The Corps says they think the lake will rise slowly over the next few days.

The water should continue to go over the spillway until July 20th if it crests this Saturday.


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  • by Sandy Location: Amarillo on Jul 12, 2007 at 12:05 PM
    I relly enjoyed watching the live shots of the spill way why did you remove it from this site . Please put it back on
  • by aj Location: dirty dirty south on Jul 12, 2007 at 10:44 AM
    all i have to say about the spillway is damnnnnnn
  • by john Location: michigan on Jul 12, 2007 at 10:02 AM
    GREAT site KXII, like the view of the Dam shot..Wish we had a little bit of your rain.
  • by concerned on Jul 12, 2007 at 06:41 AM
    With more water coming, is there a possibility that Hwy 91 will be closed?
  • by Cathy Location: Sherman on Jul 12, 2007 at 05:45 AM
    Why did you stop the live cam at the spillway? Please bring it back! We're doing 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. this week on the DamCam...-Staff
  • by roger m Location: hugo,ok on Jul 12, 2007 at 05:34 AM
    please, please more spillway pictures. we want to see what is coming
  • by Jim Location: Dallas on Jul 12, 2007 at 05:31 AM
    Where's the spillway video cam? I was gone yesterday so didn't watch your station. We're doing 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. this week on the DamCam...-Staff
  • by Anon Location: Sherman on Jul 12, 2007 at 05:26 AM
    Sounds to me like, your saying KXII stole the spillway. Please,,, make it sound better than that.Think before you type.
  • by Bill Location: Tyler on Jul 12, 2007 at 05:07 AM
    Please bring back the live spillway coverage. Good job!
  • by Terry Porter Location: Wichita Falls, Texas on Jul 12, 2007 at 04:21 AM
    I have enjoyed your live video from the Dam during this years flood. Our boats are in the Cedar Mills Marina, and was nice to see the lake from home. Getting nervous now, much higher and they will be in trouble. I too would like to see some updated video clips of the spillway on your site. Thanks again.
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