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Floodgates Open

Floodgates Open

The third 100-year flood since 1947 sent Lake Texoma over the spillway, at the same time these separate floodgates were opened full throttle. This moving water was deeper than a four story building and loud, emitting a deep, thunderous rumble that could be heard in the air and felt in the ground below for hundreds of feet around. Enough water blasted through the dam to fill more than three Olympic size pools per second. For scale, those colorful specks above the opposite wall are people. A zoom shot of the booming torrent provides a more abstract, but still powerful perspective.

2 S Cartwright OK (8 Jul 7) Looking SSW