Lake Levels

Lake Lavon (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Texas’ Recent Rains Improve Drought, Lake Levels

Plentiful rainfall this past week improved conditions across Texas, although 69 percent of the state remained in some drought stage. Just less than 5 percent of the state was in the driest category on the map, down from about 6.6 percent a week ago.

06/26/2014

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Fewer Memorial Day Boaters Navigate Low Lake Levels

North Texas Lakes aren’t close to being at normal levels, despite recent heavy rains.

CBS 11–05/26/2014

The first wave of holiday boaters should have hit the lakes, but Benbrook Lake is practically deserted. (credit: Joel Thomas/CBS 11 NEWS)

Drought & Low Water Levels = Slow Business On Area Lakes

The start of summer is usually synonymous with big business for shops along North Texas lakes. But with water levels sitting at historic lows, boaters are scarce.

CBS 11–05/23/2014

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Lakes & Lakefront Property Drying Up As Drought Continues

There is no escaping the signs of the plummeting lake levels in Granbury. Boat ramps are landlocked, islands and debris are appearing everywhere, and boat docks are high and dry.

CBS 11–05/07/2014

A sprinkler waters a lawn. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Regional Water Conference Begins In Dallas

The largest regional water conference in the country is beginning on Monday in Dallas. The city is hosting Texas Water 2014, and the key talks are all about the state’s drought.

04/14/2014

lake levels

Lake Hazards Include Water Levels & Missing Buoys

Lake Arlington has all the normal warning signs for boaters on the water like buoys. But conditions are far from normal on the lake.

CBS 11–09/24/2013

Lewisville Lake (credit: KTVT/KTXA)

Rescuers Recover Body Of North Texas Drowning Victim

It’s been a deadly weekend on area lakes. Two people drowned in Lake Worth. Officials have confirmed that one person drowned in Lake Lewisville and the search continues for another man missing there.

CBS 11–09/02/2013

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DPD Helicopter Spots Vehicle Submerged In Pond

Members of Dallas Fire Rescue spent part of the morning recovering a vehicle submerged in a pond at Rochester Park in east Dallas.

CBSDFW.COM–08/02/2013

Rising Temperatures, Falling Lake Levels

Temperatures are still on the rise, but our lake levels could use some help.   The three major water districts for the DFW area falling in their capacity.  The Tarrant Regional Water District is down […]

CBS 11–07/30/2013

Low water levels in a lake-bed. (credit: Remy Gabalda/AFP/GettyImages)

Lake Levels Remain Low Across Texas

The spring was very dry this year. A heat wave is starting up across North Texas. And area lake levels are very, very low as we head into the dry season.

06/12/2013

Sprinklers water the lawns at a housing development. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Collin County City Cracking Down On Water Restriction Violators

Just four days after Stage 3 water restrictions went into effect one North Texas Municipal Water District member city is making it clear that those who don’t comply will face the consequences and pay up!

CBSDFW.COM–06/04/2013

Sprinklers water the lawns at a housing development. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Tarrant County Water Restrictions Now In Effect

North Texas has received a respectable amount of rain this spring. While the water may have helped everyone’s yards look green and lush, it’s still not enough to recover from the drought.

CBSDFW.COM–06/03/2013

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