Water released from Canton Lake.
Water, and lots of it, is on its way from Canton Lake in Blaine County to Oklahoma City's Lake Hefner.
"The Army Corps of Engineers began releasing water from Lake Canton this morning," Oklahoma City Water Utilities spokeswoman Debbie Ragan told KTOK.
She said the release involves 30,000 acre-feet of water.
"It will take about a week to two weeks for it to make its way to Lake Hefner."
She said Tuesday's rain will help prevent water from being absorbed into the bed of the North Canadian River. Ragan said the water level of Lake Hefner could eventually rise by about ten feet.
Ragan says Oklahoma City's odd-even outdoor water rationing program will remain in effect.
(Oklahoma City's Lake Hefner, shown in a recent photo.)