Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Oklahoma Flooding Risk

Unfortunately, the coverage of Hurricane Michael took precedence this morning. Here is an update with regard to the potential for major flooding in northeast Oklahoma and Arkansas.

Here's the problem, the river in Kansas and northern Oklahoma are at or above flood stage.
Those rivers flow toward northeast Oklahoma as they are tributaries of the Arkansas River. In northern Oklahoma, the Arkansas is extensively dammed. Normally, this would not be a huge issue.

However, up to 4" of addition rain is expected over Oklahoma the next four days.
So, it is possible that all of the water could come together to cause considerable flooding in northeast Oklahoma and into Arkansas.

Keep an eye on the river forecasts in these areas.

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