Jenks PD saying additional outflow will flood Riverwalk parking lot

See the latest from our neighbors in Jenks, and what's currently going on with Webbers Falls. Plus, might be more rain later. Details inside.

The rain may be gone for now, but it’s effects are still happening.

We’ve just learned that Jenks Police Department are saying that the outflow from Keystone Dam should be reaching 325,000 cubic feet per second today. They’re estimating that the flooding will reach the parking lot of the Riverwalk at some point.

The Riverwalk is currently closed, and so far the water is high, but hasn’t crested the banks completely. We’ve been told that the water could be enough to cause damage to the Waterfront Grill. The Riverspirit Casino is also closed.

Webbers Falls Barges located

The Sequoyah County Sheriff’s Department has informed us that the loose barges that were making their way downriver and forced a hurried evacuation of Webbers Falls managed to get snagged on some rocks and that workers are trying to get it secured properly. Hwy 40 and 64 are still closed for now.

More rain coming?

And yes, there’s a chance we’ll see more rain today and into Memorial Day weekend, and chances will pick up next week:

Today: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 86. South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 71. South wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Friday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny through mid morning, then becoming cloudy, with a high near 85. South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Friday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. South wind around 10 mph.

Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 83. South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Saturday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. South wind 5 to 10 mph.

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