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.
Dealing with days of rain and flooding means making adjustments for people who do business along North Texas lakes.
The worst of the rain is over for North Texas, but area lake levels may still go up as the water settles, and that could be bad news.
The weather this weekend is expected to be very hot and sunny. And, just in time for the summer conditions, Lewisville Lake is opening back up for boaters on Friday.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Fort Worth District will reopen Lewisville Lake to boat traffic on June 5.
Some residents of a North Texas RV park, who were forced to evacuate because of flooding along Lake Lewisville, are being allowed back in their homes.
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.
The rain is gone in North Texas, but flooding is still a concern on many area roads. The biggest worry is that drivers, feeling confident in the warm and sunny weather, will continue to get stuck in high water.
Lewisville Lake inched Saturday towards its 100-year flood mark after another overnight rain storm along with additional water flowing into the lake from upstream. The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers closed the lake to boaters out of concern large wakes would flood nearby homes.
2,000 cubic feet of water is being let out of the Lake Ray Roberts dam every second.
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.