Boat ramps are reopening at Lake Grapevine – just in time for the last holiday weekend of the summer.
It’s hard to believe so many areas in the Metroplex were underwater a few months ago. But not every area has dried out. High water has left thousands in Grapevine and Southlake scrambling to save their youth soccer program.
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.
There’s still three feet of water covering both the north and southbound lanes of the farm-to-market road.
Rain has died down in Texas — and yet flooding continued early Saturday. Hundreds of residents in Coppell woke up to see Denton Creek in their own front and back yards. The flooding is due to the fallout from Tropical Storm Bill — its rain caused Lake Grapevine to overflow into the creek at a rapid rate.
The creek, which runs behind residential neighborhoods, is still taking in water from an overflowing Lake Grapevine.
Flooding at Lake Grapevine has shut down both directions of busy FM 2499 from Highway 121 in Grapevine to Lakeside Parkway in Flower Mound.
Homeowners in Coppell are bracing for flooding on Friday, and the city’s emergency management office is meeting to discuss the next course of action.
With the risk of localized flooding from the overflowing Trinity River, the City of Dallas has closed sections of more than 20 roads in area west of Stemmons Freeway (I-35 E), north of Northwest Highway and east of Luna Road and south of Royal Lane. This area will likely be blocked off to traffic through Monday morning’s commute.
Business owners along Lake Grapevine plan to make the best of things despite rising water that’s sure to keep people away.
More rain is in the weather forecast on Tuesday, and it continues throughout the rest of the week. All of this rainfall has the City of Dallas making preparations for potential flooding.