Weekend Rains, Flooding Shut Down Parts Of Arcadia Lake


Monday, June 28th 2021, 8:08 am
By: Jordan Dafnis


EDMOND, Oklahoma -

More rain is in the forecast on Monday, and this could mean extended closures at Arcadia Lake.

Parts of the park had to be shut down Sunday because of rising water.

News 9 spoke with Edmond spokesman Casey Moore about the closure and the impact it may have on campers and boaters.

He said he is hoping to get operations back to normal on Monday but it depends on how the weather pans out.

More rain could change things and force the park to remain closed.

He said this is mainly impacting the lowest lying areas in the park.

On Sunday, the water levels at the lake rose several feet and entries to the parks were closed.

The gates remained closed for the rest of the day, but Moore said people already in the park were able to stay and eventually get out on the water.

He wasn't sure if anyone had to be moved or evacuated.

As of Monday, it's not clear if this will impact people who want to come out for the Fourth of July holiday.

This is the first time since 2019 the water levels have risen so high that visitors couldn't come in into the parks.

Before that, flooding like this hadn't happened since 2013.