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NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – With spring break around the corner, the heavy rainfall actually means good news for North Texas lakes.

Since the Trinity River entered into a minor flood stage overnight, some of the paths in the greenbelt are a bit harder to navigate on foot or bike. But the high water levels aren’t nearly as dramatic as what we experienced last spring.

There is good news at Eagle Mountain Lake. Officials there were concerned they may have to close the lake due to high water. But late Wednesday morning, officials at the Tarrant Regional Water District said water released on Tuesday was enough to keep the level under control and keep the lake open.

Water levels at area lakes are elevated, but for the most part only by a foot or two.

The National Weather Service forecast has the Trinity River cresting on Friday at nearly 35 feet – about 4 feet higher than where it is right now.

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