What Happens When Lake Texoma Has a Low Water Level?

When Lake Texoma has low water levels, the hydroelectric power generated from the Denison Dam continues to decrease the amount of water in the lake; water levels will also continue to drop since the Dallas-area suburbs use water that is piped out of the lake. Low water levels can enable weeds to take over the lake bottom, which will create a mild organic acid that lowers silt levels and helps make the water clearer once water levels rise and the weeds start to decay.

Lake Texoma is among the largest water reservoir in the United States and is located on the Oklahoma-Texas border. The water levels in the lake have been known to fluctuate periodically. As of 2015, the highest level of water recorded at the lake was 644 feet in 1990 and the lowest was in 1957 at 599 feet.