Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Lake Texoma high water

Well, back from my short break. We spent the long weekend up at Lake Texoma. Kim celebrated her 35th birthday. There has been quite a bit of rain on the TX/OK border pushing the lake level higher than normal. Below is a picture taken Sunday of the dock at Texins.


In the picture above, to the right of the picnic table are two trees and a sign. You can barely make out a horizontal line, that's the railing for the steps that are suppose to lead down to the docks. You can see one dock out of the water to the right of the rails. The lattice at the far right is the fish house, its used to clean fish and at the time of the picture had a few inches of water in it. You can see how high the water was by the debris in the parking lot. You may need to click on the picture to enlarge it and see everything.


The picture below is from our trip to Lake Texoma in April. You can see the same fish house in the center of the photograph, and the steps that were attached to the railing. The water level is where the vehicles are at. The docks we were on are now behind the fish house and part of the dock is what you can see in the top picture that has buckled.

Other than the high water and sunburn, we had a great time. I'll post a few more pictures the rest of the week.

11 comments:

Olivier said...

avec la première photo on imagine bien la montée des eaux.
with the first photograph they imagine the rise of waters definitely.

Small City Scenes said...

Well, welcome back. Glad you had a great time. It must have rained a lot for the lake to rise so much. Good pictures. MB

Betty F said...

Darn, you guys have had a lot of rain this year

Babooshka said...

That is so scarily high, but that top shot is fabulous.

Rambling Round said...

The rains have made quite a difference! Glad you enjoyed the weekend.

Kate said...

Oh, my! Nature can be capricious and wreck havoc! I had to laugh at your comment on my blog today re. the Burley. I am impressed that you researched it. Yes, I'm happy that I don't use it on a regular basis, but it was fun while the grandkids were small. I now prefer my new bike rack and panniers instead!!

Jacob said...

We've been inundated with rain of late, also. Hard to imagine Lake Texoma flooding, though...but I guess it is a dam.

Have you ever heard of the Preston Fishing Camp on Lake Texoma?

Saretta said...

That's a lot of overflow!

imac said...

wow, that sure is high, well captured.

Tanya said...

Wow that is high! We're getting a ton of rain too. so much so that they are always cancelling baseball games, it's getting quite annoying!
Glad you had fun!

Lynette said...

Gee, Jim, y'all down South have had way more rain that anyone wants, right now anyway. Thanks for the comparison photos.

Hey, Jim, did you watch the George Strait Artist of the Decade show? It's been wonderful! Jamie Foxx paid tribute to Terrell as well as George.