Cooper Lake

8:10 am
Mon November 17, 2014

November snow coats local counties

With only days until Thanksgiving Cooper and surrounding areas have already been dusted by snow.
Cindy Roller Cooper Review

Recap of some of the recent winter weather to hit local counties. No counties are currently under any watches or warnings by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) however the temperatures were in the 20's Monday morning.

Delta County
2:46 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

UPDATE: Cooper FFA advances to State

Cooper FFA receives first place at Area to advance to State.
Credit Courtesy Photo

UPDATE: The Cooper FFA team will be advancing to State Competition after receiving first at Area.

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Tomorrow's Water Today
7:40 am
Mon August 25, 2014

Lake levels: Cooper low, Cypress Springs high

Lake Cypress Springs is at over 90 percent of capacity.
Credit provided image

This week, we’re doing something a little different – instead of talking about proposed lakes, we’re taking a look at existing ones. Labor Day weekend is coming up, so what better time to check levels at lakes around the region.

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Texas Environment
2:39 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

Boat draining now mandatory at all Texas lakes

Texas Parks and Wildlife's Todd Robinson holds a rock covered with zebra mussels in Lake Texoma, Texas. The mollusk can stick to nearly anything, posing problems for power plants and fishing boats.
Credit StateImpact Texas

Draining boats after use on Texas lakes is more than just a good idea – effective today, it’s state law.

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.

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.

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Texas Environment
11:36 am
Wed May 21, 2014

Boat ramps open again on Cooper Lake

Fishing from a boat resumes on Cooper Lake now that the boat ramps are all open.
Cindy Roller Cooper Review/KETR

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.

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.

Texas Outdoors
5:56 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

Cooper Lake State Park open; spillway road closed

Cooper Lake State Park remains open, but the road behind the dam on the lake's east side has been closed.
Google Maps

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.

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Texas Water
3:30 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

Cooper Lake at less than half capacity as drought continues

Cooper Lake has retreated well past its former banks.
Cindy Roller KETR

Some welcome rains this afternoon aren't enough to make a dent in the overall drought in Northeast Texas.

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Lake Texoma
11:15 am
Fri June 1, 2012

Why you should be vigilant of Zebra Mussels

Zebra Mussels
Howard Roark Flickr

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.

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7:13 am
Mon March 26, 2012

Recent rains continue to pay dividends

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.

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7:40 am
Tue November 29, 2011

Cooper Lake levels impacting Dallas suburb

IRVING - Lake levels in Northeast Texas are not only becoming an issue for area communities, but for a heavily populated city in the Metroplex.

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9:12 am
Fri September 30, 2011

Water levels OK now, but not for long

SULPHUR SPRINGS - Drought conditions in Texas are continuing to diminish water supplies locally.

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