After record-breaking flooding affected parts of the southwest over the holidays, areas are struggling to recover.
In this video from the Associated Press, you’ll see the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as they worked to relieve the Tenkiller Lake Dam in Oklahoma from a massive backlog of flood waters on Jan 1. The same system that left record-breaking amounts of snow in parts of eastern Texas also left dozens of towns completely flooded.
The flood waters moved at a speed of nearly 13,000 cubic feet per second as they were released out of the dam. A mesmerizing mountain of water is created outside of the dam as it races upwards at an astonishing speed.
This short clip above shows the true power of mother nature, and how big of an impact this history-making storm system has left on so many areas of the south.