Oklahoma has been inundated with water in recent days, but the state’s top water official says the situation is under control.
Mary Fallin said Sunday the problem has been contained to an area in southeastern Oklahoma, about 200 miles (400 kilometers) west of Oklahoma City.
Fallin did not specify the size of the area where the flow is occurring.
The agency has been monitoring the situation and said it expects the water to recede by Tuesday.
Fallin said the water in the area has dropped by 10 to 15 feet (3 to 4 meters) since Saturday and is still dropping, but it is not clear if that is due to the rain or the flow of the lake.
Fallins office said the lake was temporarily closed after an oil spill at a wastewater treatment plant, but that the spill was unrelated to the lake’s recent problems.