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Northeastern Oklahoma lake closed due to dam breach

 

August 18, 2019



CUSHING, Okla. (AP) — Officials have closed a recreational lake in northeastern Oklahoma while they monitor a dam breach in the area.

Cushing City Manager Terry Brannon said Sunday that a breach has been detected in a concrete structure beneath the dam at Cushing Lake near Cushing, about 55 miles (89 kilometers) northeast of Oklahoma City.

Officials say the breach is allowing water to pass unrestricted but the flow remains controlled, meaning that there hasn't been a complete dam failure.

Owned by the city of Cushing, Cushing Lake is about nine miles (15 kilometers) west of Cushing, an oi...



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