Friday, May 8, 2015

Flooding Has Forced Temporary Closure of Oklahoma's Turner Falls Park

Torrential rain in Oklahoma is flooding Turner Falls Park, forcing the City of Davis, on May 7, 2015, to close the popular park until the flooding recedes.

That is Turner Falls falling a lot of water you see here.

The flooding at the base of the falls has Turner Falls looking a lot shorter than its usual 77 feet.

The photos were taken by the Davis Police Department, then posted on the Davis Police Department Facebook page, along with saying...

Sorry for the inconvenience of Turner Falls being closed but it's not safe to open. We will open as soon as possible. Thanks for your patience.


Above you are looking at the flooded swimming hole that, come summer, will have a lot of people cooling off beneath Turner Falls.

Go to our Turner Falls Park webpage and you will see photos of what Turner Falls looks like when it is not flooding, including, if I remember right, a photo of my humble self underneath the then trickling falls.

A few years ago we visited Turner Falls in winter. At that point in time Honey Creek was running high with some flooding, but nothing like is currently happening. Go to our Turner Falls Park in Winter webpage and you will see photos of a semi-flooding Honey Creek and Turner Falls falling a lot of water.

5 comments:

Amy Esparza said...

Is it going to be closed July 4th

Durango said...

Unless new flooding occurs, I would think Turner Falls Park will be open July 4th. A rock slide has closed I-35 south of Turner Falls, so keep that in mind when choosing your route.

Iris Delrosario said...

I want to know if it's going to be close

Anonymous said...

when i'll be opening again?

Durango said...

Turner Falls Parks was back open again by the 4th of July weekend and remains open.