Rain boosts levels at East Texas lakes
POSTED: Thursday, January 10, 2013 - 1:33pm
UPDATED: Thursday, January 10, 2013 - 1:44pm
Longview, TX — Wednesday’s showers were a welcomed treat for the area, especially at Caddo Lake, which has suffered low levels this season caused by drought conditions.
“The lake has been low for this time of year,” said Todd Dickinson, parks superintendent at Caddo Lake State Park.
The lake levels were so low this season that the annual Uncertain Floating Christmas Parade moved from the water to land.
Normally, fall and winter are rainy seasons, but the area hasn’t had much rain until now, Dickinson said. He explained that lake levels are still trying to catch up and recover from this past year’s drought.
“This rain is going to bring the lake up to the (normal) conservation pool (level),” Dickinson said of Wednesday’s precipitation.
“This rain is good for Northeast Texas lake levels,” he added. “This rain should help all Northeast Texas lake levels.”
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