Divers recovered the body of a man believed to be that of missing former NFL player JaJuan Dawson on Monday night at Lake Lavon in Collin County.
The search resumed on Monday for a missing boater at Lake Lavon. The Collin County Sheriff’s Department confirmed that they are looking for the body of Jajuan Dawson, a former NFL player.
Even when the water recedes, major repairs may still be required at lake facilities.
An emergency water release at Lake Lavon seems likely, yet may not be as imminent as earlier feared.
The lake is less than six inches away from an emergency release. That means all of its flood gates would open.
Another problem from the record rains and lake flooding North Texans are seeing, is what experts believe will be a wide spread problem with zebra mussel infestation.
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.
Residents in and around Collin County are being treated to a sight they haven’t seen in years. Lake Lavon is so full, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is releasing water from the lake to reduce flood risks.
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.
A lot of North Texans know the drill, harsh water restrictions, that for some, only allow outdoor watering twice a month. But a massive project at one of the hardest hit lakes in the region could at least help some.
The water levels at Lake Lavon, Collin County’s largest water source, are low at nearly 12 feet below normal. Residents and businesses in the area welcomed the rain.
The water source for Collin County is 5 feet away from the threshold where the North Texas Municipal Water District will initiate Stage 4 water restrictions.