Country Stampede shouldn’t be affected by higher waters at Tuttle Creek Lake, festival president Wayne Rouse said Monday.
The three-day country music festival is slated for June 20-22 at Tuttle Creek State Park, which sits at the southern end of the lake.
The lake pool has been sitting at its third-highest level on record, only surpassed by levels in 1973 and 1993, which reached a record 1,138 feet.
Current lake readings show the elevation is 1,117.18 feet, about 42 feet higher than normal. Outflow has increased to 2,000 cubic feet per second and inflow to 5,000 cubic feet per second.
Rouse said the only thing that could potentially be affected by the water would be the closings of certain campsites.
“They (the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at the lake) still control the dam really well and it hasn’t had an impact on us,” Rouse said. “They told us it takes about 30 days to drain the lake down once they’re able to start, but they’re not going to flood the River Pond area. We’re not even close to where it would impact us.”
Headliners at the festival include Jason Aldean, Old Dominion and Jake Owen.