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Sun June 12, 2011

Canton Tornado

Undated – Boat traffic resuming on tornado-damaged Okla lake

TULSA, Okla. (AP) The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says boat traffic can resume at a northwest Oklahoma lake that was pummeled with debris from recent tornadoes.

A tornado ripped through Canton Lake May 24, causing significant damage to Canadian Campground and depositing a large amount of debris into the water. Boating traffic was barred because of the debris.

Corps officials said Friday that boats will be able to access Canton Lake from boat ramps at the Big Bend and C&A Recreation Areas as well as the Blaine Park boat ramp. Ramps at the Longdale Area are closed because of the low lake area and ramps at the Canadian Campground area and the Canadian Day Use Area are closed because of damage.