Lakes

North Texas Lake Openings & Access

Officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers say while most waterways are open, lake visitors will need to do their homework to find out if there is access to parks, boat ramps, marinas and recreational facilities.

07/03/2015

(credit: Joel Thomas/KTVT)

Learn Water Safety Tips Before Heading To The Pool Or Lake

While thousands of North Texans enjoy the summer weather by heading to area lakes or neighborhood swimming pools, there are some safety precautions to keep in mind before taking a dip.

07/02/2015

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Texas Kicks Off Campaign To Halt Spread Of Zebra Mussels

Texas has kicked off a public awareness campaign to help stop the spread of invasive zebra mussels as boaters prepare for the summer.

05/08/2015

(credit: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture)

Boat Draining For Zebra Mussels Goes Statewide

Holiday boating over Fourth of July weekend in Texas will include more regulations meant to stop the spread of invasive zebra mussels.

06/29/2014

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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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

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

Zebra mussels. (credit: Kilian Fichou/AFP/Getty Images)

Rules To Combat Zebra Mussels Extended Statewide

A new Texas rule, just passed by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission, expands boat draining rules from 47 counties to statewide to combat the spread of Zebra mussels.

05/22/2014

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Despite Recent Rain, More Is Needed To Fill Depleted Lakes

Finally! Drenching rains covered North Texas late last week and Monday. That’s two storms in just under a week. That has to be good news for all of our lakes, right?

05/13/2014

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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

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Texas Considers Expanding Zebra Mussel Measures

A state commission is considering adding two Central Texas counties to the list of 17 where boaters are required to help keep invasive zebra mussels from spreading.

11/07/2013

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State Officials Propose Restrictions To Stop Zebra Mussels

State officials concerned about the migration of zebra mussels around North Texas have proposed requiring all boats operating on public water in 17 counties to be drained after each use.

09/13/2013

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