Green Country Flood Update:
While The Flash Flooding problems have abated, the River Flooding only increases. Weekend Rain in the Arkansas River Watershed add more bad news.
The Muskogee County problems are the most widespread and intense. It's where the Neosho and Verdigris Rivers join the Main Arkansas River. Each of these rivers have their own flood waters. The Army Corps of Engineers published this update & map, overnight.
Seven major lakes are in the Northeastern Oklahoma watershed that dump into the Muskogee area. All of them are far above flood stage and are currently rising. This means that the potential exists for even more volume of water being released into the rivers downstream of the dams.
Forecasts call for significant rain in the next 24 hours. While we don't expect conditions to generate tornadoes, we will have flash flood concerns. When the soil is perpetually soaked and the water table rises underground, we can't count on much of the precipitation to be absorbed into the soil, like we normally can.
Bixby & Broken Arrow have evacuations and major flooding. Ft. Gibson and further downstream at Webber's Falls are also evacuating.
The convergence of rivers makes this area particular vulnerable.