At 11:45AM on Saturday, May 14:

  • Grand Lake elevation was 747.19 feet.
  • At the direction of the United States Army Corps of Engineers, one (1) main spillway gate was open at Pensacola Dam, discharging 775 cubic feet per second (cfs) of water.
  • Six (6) units were online at the Pensacola Dam powerhouse, releasing 13,027 cfs of water through generation.
  • Releases through floodgates and generation totaled 13,802 cfs.
  • Inflows into Grand Lake totaled 6,524 cfs.


  • Lake Hudson elevation was 619.60 feet.
  • Three (3) units were online at the Robert S. Kerr Dam powerhouse, releasing 16,200 cfs of water through generation.
  • Inflows into Lake Hudson totaled 13,904 cfs.

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Illinois River stream gauge update

Here is the latest stream gauge information for the Illinois River, from the National Weather Service. You can find the link to this gauge information under the “Scenic Rivers” menu on the home page. Included is the latest data observed.

  • Watts Gauge at 11:30 am: River was at 5.05 feet.
  • Chewey Gauge at 11:15 am: River was at 6.10 feet.
  • Flint Creek Gauge at 11:30 am: Flint Creek was at 6.72 feet.
  • Tahlequah Gauge at 11:30 am: River was at 7.06 feet.
  • Barren Fork Gauge at 11:30 am: River was at 7.70 feet.

Additional updates will be published as river conditions warrant.

Please note: River forecasts for these locations take into account past precipitation and precipitation amounts expected approximately 24 hours into the future from the forecast issuance time.