Recent Rain Means Good News For Lake Levels - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Recent Rain Means Good News For Lake Levels

Eight of fifteen area lakes are now full



    After two heavy rains in the last month, North Texas lakes are filling up.
    "The rain three weeks ago literally gave us four and a half, almost five feet of water," said Dennis Creech with the Coast Guard Auxiliary at Eagle Mountain Lake. "We were minus six feet plus before that."

      The rain this weekend topped off the lake, which is now officially full, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
    In fact, 8 of 15 area lakes are now full, and most of the others aren’t far behind.
    "If we can start at plus one, plus two (feet) and get a couple rains during the summer, we can run through the year and not be like we were last year," said Creech.
    Only a few months ago, Eagle Mountain Lake was down nearly 8 feet, and many floating docks and boats were left high and dry, with nothing but dirt beneath them.
    "Now they’ve got plenty of water under them. They’re sitting with five feet of water under them," said Creech.
    Just don’t expect water restrictions to come to an end anytime soon, at least not until the drought is a distant memory.