TARRANT COUNTY(CBSDFW.COM) – The lake level is so high the wake from a boat would send water right into nearby homes Friday night.READ MORE: 1 Texas Police Officer Dead, Another Hospitalized After Being Shot While Executing Narcotics Arrest Warrant
“A lot of dang water,” says lake resident Chris Rainone.
A lot indeed. Enough to float his neighbor’s boat into Rainone’s backyard.
“It was out past that second big tree. Now it’s 75 feet up into the yard,” explains Rainone.
Everywhere you go on Lake Worth, people tell you how things were before the lake was raised almost two feet over its maximum level.READ MORE: Governor Greg Abbott Requests Federal Emergency Declaration For Texas In Response To Border Crisis
“On a normal day this beach goes all the way down to the end of the steps which is grassy,” says boat club member, Suzie Whitcomb. “Below that we have a sandy beach.”
A couple of weeks ago lake levels had beached boats at the Lake Worth Boat Club. The boat ramp is now under water.
“It’s coming up higher to where they can, if you have a wake on this lake, you can flood and wash water in and we don’t want to do that here,” says Whitcomb.
All that water has left people like Rainone planning on a quiet, wet holiday weekend.
“I’d like to have people over,” says Rainone. “It’s going to rain all weekend I can’t really do anything. Nice lakefront lot and you can’t do anything with it?MORE NEWS: Homeland Security Chief At Texas-Mexico Border As Thousands Of Migrants Crowd In Makeshift Camp
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