Cooper Lake http://ketr.org en Boat draining now mandatory at all Texas lakes http://ketr.org/post/boat-draining-now-mandatory-all-texas-lakes <p>Draining boats after use on Texas lakes is more than just a good idea – effective today, it’s state law.</p><p>The new regulation is part of Texas’ ongoing effort to stop the spread of zebra mussels. The invasive creatures have been slowed, but not stopped, in their progress into Texas waters.</p><p>Zebra mussels entered the United States through the Great Lakes in 1988. They have been spreading across the continent mainly though the transfer of waters containing developing mussels, which are invisible to the naked eye. The mussels were first identified in Texas in 2009.</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 19:39:46 +0000 Mark Haslett 55711 at http://ketr.org Boat draining now mandatory at all Texas lakes Boat ramps open again on Cooper Lake http://ketr.org/post/boat-ramps-open-again-cooper-lake <p>In a report from South Sulphur Unit at Cooper Lake State Park: Due to recent rains over Cooper Lake and the watershed that feeds its tributaries, the lake has risen approximately 6’ in the last three months. Thanks to the rise in water levels, all boat ramps on Cooper Lake are open.</p><p>The Dam on Cooper Lake is in good condition, according to the Army Corps of Engineers. It is monitored daily and is safe for travel. All problems or potential problems are thoroughly investigated.</p> Wed, 21 May 2014 16:36:16 +0000 Cindy Roller 53845 at http://ketr.org Boat ramps open again on Cooper Lake Cooper Lake State Park open; spillway road closed http://ketr.org/post/cooper-lake-state-park-open-spillway-road-closed <p>Cooper Lake State Park remains open. But, the road to the spillway - which is not within the park boundaries - has been closed.</p><p>Two days into the federal government shutdown, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department staff have been emphasizing to the public that state parks remain open.</p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 22:56:26 +0000 Mark Haslett 43702 at http://ketr.org Cooper Lake State Park open; spillway road closed Cooper Lake at less than half capacity as drought continues http://ketr.org/post/cooper-lake-less-half-capacity-drought-continues <p>Some welcome rains this afternoon aren't enough to make a dent in the overall drought in Northeast Texas. Thu, 11 Jul 2013 20:30:34 +0000 Mark Haslett 39874 at http://ketr.org Cooper Lake at less than half capacity as drought continues Why you should be vigilant of Zebra Mussels http://ketr.org/post/why-you-should-be-vigilant-zebra-mussels <p>GRAYSON COUNTY - Zebra mussels were first found in the United States in the mid 1980s. It was only three years ago that scientists discovered <a href="http://www.texasinvasives.org " target="_blank">the invasive species had spread </a>to Lake Texoma, which sits on the Red River between Oklahoma and Texas. Fri, 01 Jun 2012 16:15:34 +0000 Scott Harvey 21876 at http://ketr.org Why you should be vigilant of Zebra Mussels Recent rains continue to pay dividends http://ketr.org/post/recent-rains-continue-pay-dividends <p>COOPER - There are more positive signs for area lakes, with officials reporting that Cooper Lake is now about one and a half feet below normal elevation. Mon, 26 Mar 2012 12:13:26 +0000 Scott Harvey 18584 at http://ketr.org Recent rains continue to pay dividends Cooper Lake levels impacting Dallas suburb http://ketr.org/post/cooper-lake-levels-impacting-dallas-suburb <p>IRVING - Lake levels in Northeast Texas are not only becoming an issue for area communities, but for a heavily populated city in the Metroplex. Tue, 29 Nov 2011 13:40:49 +0000 Scott Harvey 12601 at http://ketr.org Cooper Lake levels impacting Dallas suburb Water levels OK now, but not for long http://ketr.org/post/water-levels-ok-now-not-long <p>SULPHUR SPRINGS - Drought conditions in Texas are continuing to diminish water supplies locally. Fri, 30 Sep 2011 14:12:11 +0000 Scott Harvey 9614 at http://ketr.org Water levels OK now, but not for long