Lake Whitney on the rise

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It has been a wet 2019 so far, with over 15 inches of rainfall recorded at the Whitney Dam to date this year. Lake Whitney was at 554.19 feet above sea level as the week began, over 20 feet above normal. The high lake level has resulted in closures at Lake Whitney State Park and most Corps-operated parks on the lake, while private marinas are still offering some access. The National Weather Service is forecasting above-average precipitation for our area through at least July, and rain chances remain in the forecast for the coming week. Photo courtesy of Jim Hundley