Tulsa, OK – Boaters are urged to use caution while boating on Fort Gibson Lake due to lower than normal lake levels.
The lake levels at Fort Gibson Lake will be kept approximately one foot below normal for the next two to three years to perform maintenance at the dam.
The lake levels will fluctuate depending on the season. Boaters should anticipate lower water levels during spring and fall seasons and anticipated periods of heavy rain that fall within the watershed which could cause an increase in flows coming into Fort Gibson Lake
The lowering of the lake levels is necessary to allow contractor work on the tainter (flood) gates at the Fort Gibson Dam.
Lower than normal lake elevations may expose new boating hazards around the lake and boaters are urged to use caution while boating and launching boats.
For more information about current lake levels, visit the Water Control Data System or the daily report link under the Lakes and River Information link on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Tulsa District Homepage, www.swt.usace.army.mil or call the Fort Gibson Lake office at 918-682-4314.