The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

January 29, 2013

Corps to release Canton water Wednesday

By Robert Barron, Staff Writer
Enid News and Eagle

CANTON, Okla. — The day Canton area residents were worried about will happen Wednesday, according to a Canton Lake Association member.

The Army Corps of Engineers will begin releasing 30,000 acre-feet of water to Oklahoma City Wednesday morning. Mark Fuqua, a resident of Canton and member of Canton Lake Association, confirmed the water release tonight.

“It’s the official word. Oklahoma City called the Corps and they notified us,” Fuqua said.

He expects the release to begin first thing in the morning morning. If the full 30,00 acre-feet of water is taken it will nearly dry up the lake, he said.

Read more in the Wednesday News & Eagle.