Lake Ray Hubbard

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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Rescue
7:41 am
Mon January 30, 2012

Sheriff's deputy dubbed hero in lake rescue

ROCKWALL COUNTY - Two young women are alive today thanks to the heroics of a Rockwall County Sheriff’s deputy, who pulled them from their sinking car early Saturday morning.

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