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FORT WORTH(CBSDFW.COM) – The City of Fort Worth will close the boat ramps at Lake Worth Thursday night because of projections the lake could reach an elevation of 596 feet Friday morning. At that elevation, boats wakes could cause flooding in some homes and some boat docks could be under water, creating a navigation hazard.

Fort Worth Marshals will close the ramps sometime overnight, giving anyone on the water this evening the chance to get their boats out.

Tarrant Regional Water District informed the city late Thursday afternoon it is now releasing water at a rate of 5,860 cubic feet per second from Eagle Mountain Lake to reduce that lake’s level.

The last time the boat ramps were closed for this reason was in June 2007.

Residents around the lake that have boats are being asked to keep the boats off the water while the boat ramps are closed.

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