LEWISVILLE, TX —Folks on Lake Lewisville were setting sail Friday. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers gave the go ahead to reopen the lake.
The rain-saturated lake was closed to boat traffic, following last month’s massive downpour.
“Like yes, let’s go right now,” Kenneth Tolbert said. “It’s time for summer to start,” Dawn Seran added.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers gave the go ahead to reopen the lake, seeing that the massive May 31st downpour had boat traffic at bay.
“Finally we can get back on the lake and not get in trouble,” Tolbert added.
Can ya believe—The lake hit a new pool of record at just over 537 feet! The Corps say the wakes from boaters could’ve flooded homes and property—not to mention all the mess floating around underwater. They advise to take warning of snakes, ants, and debris in the water.
Some docks are still underwater.
“I am totally amazed. I just never dreamed it would be this much water. Mindboggling,” Scott Taylor said, who drove to Lake Lewisville to see the flooding for himself. “This is the first time I’ve seen this- -people kayaking on the golf course. I’m an avid golfer, and this weather has been hard on me.”
The folks at one marina had to build bridges so people could get to their boats.
“It just kept raining, and raining, and raining,” Tolbert said. “Eagle Point’s taken care of us though,” Seran explained.
But that’s not stopping folks we met from having some fun.
“We’re going to take my son tubing and just enjoy the water,” Seran smiled. “Fishing poles, tubing, relaxing, a little bit of food and a little bit of fun,” Tolbert said.