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Floods

Submerged Road Paint

Submerged Road Paint

At first glance, one would surmise, "Lake Texoma isn't supposed to be covering this freshly paved and painted roadway." Oh yes, it is -- at least when it reaches near-record high levels. The road curves across a wide, grassy, earthen floodway that leads to the lake's emergency spillway, south of Denison Dam. The floodway stays dry the overwhelming majority of the time, and even contains recreational and park facilities. Every few decades, however, the lake gets too high, the floodway does what it's designed to do and floods, directing water over the spillway so the dam itself isn't unsafely strained. The bloated reservoir thus provided this peculiar and rather unsettling scene.

5 NNW Denison TX (8 Jul 7) Looking SW
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