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US Army Corps of Engineers Monitors Lake Levels During Rainy Spring

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    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is closely monitoring flood control measure in North Texas. (Published Wednesday, June 1, 2016)

    A wet spring has brought more water to North Texas, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Fort Worth District is closely monitoring flood control reservoirs in the area.

    "We operate eight flood risk management reservoirs on the upper Trinity system, six of those are here in the Dallas-Fort Worth area," said Clay Church, spokesman for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Fort Worth District.

    Those lakes are currently holding back flood waters, according to Church.

    Wednesday, the amount of water being released from several reservoirs was slowed as crews closely monitored water levels along the Trinity River.

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    "We are watching those gauges very carefully," Church said.

    At Grapevine Lake, levels are four feet into the flood pool, but there is ample capacity to hold additional water.

    In fact, the lake is sitting at just above 539 feet above sea level, but capacity in the flood pool is up to 590 feet.

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