Ute Lake flowing into Canadian River, heading to Lake Meredith

Ute Lake flowing into Canadian River, heading to Lake Meredith
SOURCE: CRMWA
SOURCE: CRMWA

AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - For the first time in years, Ute Lake is currently emptying some of its water into the Canadian River, with hopes it will spill into Lake Meredith.

Families came from all over the area to witness this historic event.

This is the first time the dam has been opened since 2002.

Related: Ute Lake to empty water into Canadian River, Lake Meredith

The dam opened at 10 a.m., and is expected to remain open for the next 30 days or so.

NewsChannel 10 will bring you team coverage today with all you need to know about the water release.

You can follow us on Facebook Twitter and Instagram for the latest updates, or download our News App:  Apple | Android.

Copyright 2017 KFDA. All rights reserved.