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How much water is being let out of Keystone Dam?

250,000 cubic feet

Accordingly, what is Keystone Dam water release?

TULSA COUNTY, Oklahoma - The Army Corps of Engineers has started reducing its water release from Keystone Dam. This is the first step in the direction of reducing the flooding downstream, but that's going to take some time. As of Thursday morning, Keystone Dam is releasing 245,000 cubic feet of water per second.

Subsequently, question is, is Keystone Lake flooded? In 2015, Keystone Lake was 26 feet of its normal stage. On Friday night at 6 p.m., Keystone was 19 feet above normal. In 2015, sandbags were put in place, but flooding was controlled by an orchestrated release of dams. Still, the Corps says in 2015, water was not having to be released this quickly.

Considering this, how much is Keystone Dam releasing?

Keystone Dam release to increase again this morning. TULSA COUNTY — After yet another round of wet weather, the Army Corps of Engineers will increase the flow from Keystone Dam to 275,000 cfs beginning at 7 a.m. Last night the release rate of Keystone was increased to 265,000 cubic feet of water per second.

How deep is the Keystone Dam?

22 m

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