JUN 25, 2015 11:04 AM PDT

Vortex Forms in Lake Texoma

WRITTEN BY: Anthony Bouchard

A huge swirling vortex large enough to swallow a boat opened up in Lake Texoma after floodwater started rushing into the Dension Dam spillway. It's approximately 8 feet wide, as sources say.

In this video, which was taken by a flying drone equipped with a video camera from the Army Corps of Engineers, you can see the vortex up close, as well as from the point of view of a person standing from a walkway atop a dam.

This vortex is sucking in a large amount of water at a time to an exit point that helps stabilize the water levels in this floodwater reservoir.

The vortex is reportedly still there as the flooding continues.

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Fascinated by scientific discoveries and media, Anthony found his way here at LabRoots, where he would be able to dabble in the two. Anthony is a technology junkie that has vast experience in computer systems and automobile mechanics, as opposite as those sound.
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