Joe Pool Lake
As the flood water recedes in area lakes it reveals a couple of problems.
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.
Even when the water recedes, major repairs may still be required at lake facilities.
The looming rain from a developing gulf storm could play a critical role to the parks and businesses around Joe Pool Lake.
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.
Workers build a floating bridge across what was once a parking lot. Still, the popular Oasis restaurant on Joe Pool Lake is closed.
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.
The Army Corps Of Engineers says its flood control system is working as designed.
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.
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.
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.
A Desoto resident drowned at Joe Pool Lake in Grand Prairie Saturday.