Running Deep And Wide
A wet winter and a rainy end of the week last week sent the Washita River to high levels, cresting at 27.4 feet at Dickson on March 20, according to the National Weather Service. By Monday, March 23, the river dropped back down to 17.83 feet, well below flood stage. Currently, Arbuckle Lake is about a foot above its normal pool elevation.
So far for the year, Sulphur has received 12.05 inches of rain, according to the Oklahoma Mesonet. Last year, this area received 43.34 inches of rain, well above the normal amount of about 36 or 37 inches.
Above, the river runs deep and wide in this photo taken from the bridge on Kay Starr Trail in Dougherty.
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