Floodwaters being contained in old Washita River Basin after topping Cumberland Levee
Floodwaters from the Washita River are being contained in the old Washita River basin after record flooding caused by Tropical Depression Bill caused it to begin topping the Cumberland Levee on the morning of June 20. An uninhabited containment area behind the Cumberland Levee, used for natural gas and oil production, is containing the excess water until river levels to recede. No homes or residences are located in the affected area. The Corps is working with property owners, local officials, state and federal agencies and has experts on the ground monitoring the levee around-the-clock.

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