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What Was Discovered In Lake Texoma Will Make Your Heart Stop

Last summer Oklahoma and Texas experienced torrential rains which resulted in unprecedented flooding. Along the Red River between the two states was one area that took the brunt of this flooding. Lake Texoma water levels rose well above normal and spilled over the Denison Dam Spillway. The floodgates were then opened by officials to drain water out of Lake Texoma, which then caused a giant intake vortex to occur near Denison Dam. The vortex reached 8-ft. wide and was strong enough to suck in anything in its path – including boats.

The Army Corps of Engineers were monitoring the flooding and captured this heart-stopping vortex on video:

Have you ever seen a vortex in one of Oklahoma’s lakes?

Ashley
Ashley has lived in Oklahoma for 25 years and is the Oklahoma staff writer for onlyinyourstate.com