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FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Those who live around the lakes as well as those visiting the lakes should stay vigilant, according to the Fort Worth Water Department.

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They say there could be increased wildlife activity around area lakes as the result of the higher water levels.

Snakes, fire ants, alligators, deer and other critters have had their nesting and feeding spots disturbed and may be seeking higher ground.

In addition, high water in creeks feeding into Lake Worth may cause portions of some low-lying roadways to become submerged, preventing residents and emergency responders from getting in and out.

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Residents may encounter detours on Malaga Drive and Marina Drive at Comanche Trail and at Bomber Road and Shore View Drive, according to the water department news release.

Lake Worth was closed to all boating traffic at 5 p.m. on Tuesday because the lake level was projected to exceed the 595.5-elevation that evening. The lake will remain closed to all boating until the level dips to the 595 elevation and continues to demonstrate a decline.

Once the water level reaches the 595-elevation, the water will be swept for hazardous debris before it is reopened. It’s not yet clear when that will happen.

You can find the latest lake levels here.

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