This 8-Foot Wide Vortex That Formed In Lake Texoma Is Big Enough To Suck In A Boat

Flooding on the Red River along the Texas-Oklahoma border caused Lake Texoma to rise well beyond flood stages and flow over the Denison Dam Spillway for the second time this year. When officials opened the floodgates at the dam to drain the flooded lake, an 8-foot wide swirling whirlpool was created, capable of sucking in boats, humans, or anything else in its path.

The video below posted by the Army Corps of Engineers was actually filmed in early June when the first onslaught of heavy rain occurred, but the vortex is still swirling at the lake due to the unprecedented flooding in Texas recently.

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I wouldn’t want to be caught anywhere near that gaping hole in the lake, that’s for sure!