Flooding has subsided and the water is receding, according to aarea officials.

Russell Earls, chairman of the Ottawa County Commission, said that, by Saturday afternoon, it appeared that the water was receding and Oklahoma Highway 125 near the Miami fairgrounds had been re-opened.

Water over the roadway had made it impassible earlier, forcing officials to close it Friday afternoon.

The National Weather Service in Tulsa announced on Saturday morning at 8:55 a.m. that the flood warning would continue for the Neosho River near Commerce but only until that afternoon, when that body of water was expected to fall below flood stage.

At 8 a.m. the stage was 18.2 feet - flood stage is 15 feet. Moderate flooding was occurring at that time with minor flooding in the NWS forecast.

The weather is expected to be sunny until Tuesday when a chance of showers and thunderstorms returns, the NWS predicted.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers office in Tulsa provided online data indicating Grand Lake O' the Cherokees elevation at the top of the flood control pool was at 755 feet; normal elevation at the top is 745.

On Saturday morning, pool elevation was 747.78 feet. At that elevation, the total amount of water stored in the Pensacola Dam is 1,805,221 acre-feet, according to the Corps Web site.

The Corps reported the reservoir release was 36,875 cubic feet per second Thursday.

The flood control pool was 25.38 percent full, the Corps noted in its posted data.