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Several Area Lakes Closed All Summer Due To High Water, Damage

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FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says high water, which is expected to linger for weeks after all the recent rain in May and June, is forcing lots of closures.

Even when the water recedes, major repairs may still be required at lake facilities. Electrical boxes and outlets, toilet facilities and trails may have been inundated for weeks. Debris piles must be removed and asphalt park roads require two weeks to properly dry out before they can re-open.

Some private marinas however are still open.

Most or all Corps-managed facilities will not be available for recreation through Labor Day.

Bardwell, Benbrook, Grapevine, Lewisville, Navarro Mills, Ray Roberts, Somerville and Whitney Lakes

Meantime here are details on specific lake campgrounds.

Belton - Some campgrounds are open but most facilities will not be available this summer.
Georgetown - Campgrounds and some day use areas are open but not boat docks.
Granger - Most campgrounds and ramps are open but docks and trails are still impacted.
Hords Creek - No swimming beaches and one of two parks is under construction and not available.
Joe Pool - Check with local park and marina operators.
Lavon - Limited campground and day use until August; some ramps open.
O.C. Fisher - No ramps but all other facilities open.
Proctor - Most facilities not available but some will reopen in August. Water receding very slowly.
Sam Rayburn - Campgrounds heavily impacted by high water.
Waco - Limited availability of facilities until Labor Day.
Wright-Patman - Most facilities open but beaches and some boat ramps not available.

You can check the latest lake levels here.

For more information about lake operations, call the lake office directly or the Fort Worth District's Public Affairs Office at 817-886-1306.

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