We have had one of the wettest Spring seasons in many moons here and all along the Red River valley, which stretches from the Texas panhandle to south Louisiana where it eventually empties into the Big Muddy. The biggest lake on the Red is Lake Texoma, hundreds of miles west of here. For only the 4th time in the history of the dam, water is flowing over the spillway. This 1st pic was taken Saturday. River was high then, but didn't top the spillway on Texoma until Sunday morning.
This was taken yesterday evening. We were parked about 20 yards past the waters edge just a few days ago.
Hard to see how much higher the river is on the bridge columns as I was much farther from them. Water was probably about 6' from the level of the road.
This photo will give you an idea of the scope. Hundreds of thousands of acres of fertile farmland is going to take a major hit for hundreds of miles as the river has yet to crest. More heavy rain fell in the river valley today with a chance for much more in the next several days. This road is about 15 miles west of the road I took my pics from and both bridges were closed today. Could be several days before the water recedes and they can reopen these vital roads. Wish we could send our excess water to drought stricken areas.