Joe Pool Lake

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Check North Texas Lake Openings & Access For July 4th Weekend

Don’t put away your swimsuits, boats and life jackets just yet. Despite recent near-torrential rains and area flooding, the majority of North Texas lakes will be open this Independence Day weekend.

CBSDFW.COM–07/02/2015

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Several Area Lakes Closed All Summer Due To High Water, Damage

Even when the water recedes, major repairs may still be required at lake facilities.

06/25/2015

Temporary bridge at Joe Pool Lake.
Robbie Owens - CBS11

Business Owners By Joe Pool Lake Hope To Avoid Heavy Rains

The looming rain from a developing gulf storm could play a critical role to the parks and businesses around Joe Pool Lake.

06/15/2015

Restaurant closed due to flooding at Joe Pool Lake.

Most Parks On Joe Pool Lake Likely Closed For The Summer

Only a handful of camping spaces are open in Grand Prairie’s Joe Pool Lake parks with most amenities closed meaning a loss of hundreds of thousands of tourist visits.

06/15/2015

Temporary bridge at Joe Pool Lake.
Robbie Owens - CBS11

Rain Is Killing Business On The Lakes

Workers build a floating bridge across what was once a parking lot. Still, the popular Oasis restaurant on Joe Pool Lake is closed.

05/22/2015

Temporary bridge being built at Joe Pool Lake.
Andrea Lucia - CBS11

Bridge To Businesses A No-Go So Far At Joe Pool Lake

The owner of the Lynn Creek Marina was hoping to have it built by now, but the Grand Prairie Fire Department stepped in Thursday night insisting he’ll need a permit.

05/21/2015

The Trinity River water level higher than normal, but nowhere near highest its been.

Lakes, Rivers May Be Higher Than Usual But Nothing Wrong With It

The Army Corps Of Engineers says its flood control system is working as designed.

05/18/2015

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Six Feet Of Flood Water Flounders Grand Prairie Business

Cleanup continues as a severe weekend storm overflowed lakes, damaged structures, and turned roads into rivers. Dallasites were taking pictures of the spillway at White Rock Lake as if it’s Niagara Falls.

05/17/2015

Lewisville Lake (credit: KTVT/KTXA)

North Texas Lakes Benefit From Spring Rain

There has been a good amount of rain in North Texas so far this spring. And while that might have caused some headaches for some people, things are looking good for anyone who is planning a trip to area lakes.

04/24/2015

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1 Dead After Watercraft Accident On Joe Pool Lake

One person is dead after a personal watercraft accident on Joe Pool Lake. There were four friends, on two separate jet skis, when one ‘t-boned’ the other. The impact killed one of the drivers – a 42-year-old man.

CBSDFW.COM–05/26/2014

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Swimmer Drowns At Joe Pool Lake

A Desoto resident drowned at Joe Pool Lake in Grand Prairie Saturday.

05/11/2014

Riders enjoy an attraction at Zero Gravity Thrill Amusement Park in Dallas. (credit: Zero Gravity Thrill Amusement Park via Facebook)

5 Reasons To Visit DFW For Spring Break

Spring break is upon us. However, overcrowded beaches are not for everyone. DFW has plenty of exciting springtime options that can be memorable for everyone in the family.

03/08/2014

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