Cooper Lake State Park remains open. But, the road to the spillway - which is not within the park boundaries - has been closed.
Two days into the federal government shutdown, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department staff have been emphasizing to the public that state parks remain open.
Some welcome rains this afternoon aren't enough to make a dent in the overall drought in Northeast Texas.
GRAYSON COUNTY - Zebra mussels were first found in the United States in the mid 1980s. It was only three years ago that scientists discovered the invasive species had spread to Lake Texoma, which sits on the Red River between Oklahoma and Texas.
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.
IRVING - Lake levels in Northeast Texas are not only becoming an issue for area communities, but for a heavily populated city in the Metroplex.
SULPHUR SPRINGS - Drought conditions in Texas are continuing to diminish water supplies locally.