Keystone Dam releasing most water in over 20 years

TULSA COUNTY, Okla. — Quick Facts:

  • Keystone Dam is set to release the largest amount of water in 21 years Monday morning.
  • The Army Corps of Engineers released the bulk of the water at 8 a.m. Monday.
  • Water levels at Keystone Lake before the release were already about 24-feet above normal.
  • Volunteers in Sand Springs filled thousands of sandbags amid concerns over the flooding.
  • WATCH when the water release ramps up on the FOX23 News Facebook page:
Keystone Dam water release

KEYSTONE DAM RELEASE: Army Corps Engineers are releasing the most water from Keystone Dam in 21 years this morning. Volunteers in Sand Springs are preparing for the potential flooding >>>>

Posted by FOX23 News on Monday, May 13, 2019
More Facts:

According to the Army Corps, they are releasing about 85,000 cubic feet of water per second -- the largest release since 1998 when they released 93,000 cubic feet per second.

In the 1986 flood, the dam released 300,000 cubic feet per second.

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