Central Texas lake full after recent rains

POSTED: Friday, March 2, 2012 - 4:57pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 9:54am

WACO -- At one point this summer Lake Waco was seven feet below normal.

Now levels have rebounded and then some.

"Currently the lake elevation is about 462.5 which is about half a foot higher than normal pool," said Randall McCartney, Lake Waco park ranger. 

Park rangers are keeping their fingers crossed that the level remains normal throughout the recreation season.

"We don't have to limit anyone from a certain part or certain areas due to lack of water being in the lake. it allows the boat ramps to be open, fisherman, and allows people to come out a recreate and enjoy the lake," said McCartney. 

But a revitalized lake also brings its dangers.

"With the water level being high, there's also other debris that has floated in, through the rivers and stuff like that," said McCartney.

Officials warn continue to be cautious while out on the lake and as always wear a life jacket.

Currently all public boat ramps are open and the parks will open April 1.


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