Lake business bouncing back after floods

By: Ruth Baker Email
By: Ruth Baker Email

MADILL, Okla. -- After millions of dollars in lost revenue and damage to summer floods, Lake Texoma businesses are slowly bouncing back.

One of the only boat ramps open at Lake Texoma at is one at the Little Glasses Marina. People were out Thursday enjoying the water for the first time in a long time.

The rain started to fall June 18th, overflowing Lake Texoma and flooding most marinas around the lake. The water level made it impossible to get to boat ramps, so people were unable to get their boats in and out of the water.

This week there has been a glimmer of hope for marinas on the Oklahoma side. Many are opening their ramps, selling gas for the first time, and restoring power to the boat lifts.

Bill Bailey , the owner of Little Glasses, says the water is receding six inches a day and says he feels business is about to pick up.

"We certainly hope that you know that people have been off the lake long enough that they’re going to want to return for august, and it has shown we have a lot of people showing up,” says Bailey.

Bailey says all of this was under water, but now the marina is fully functional and ready for business.

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