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Recreational advisory issued for Trinity River

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The Tarrant Regional Water District has issued a recreational advisory for the Trinity River due to heavy rainfall that has elevated a potentially dangerous situation for those enjoying recreational activities on the lake, as well as on Eagle Mountain Lake and Lake Bridgeport.

The district advises the public to continue using extreme caution and avoid those bodies of water until conditions improve.

Earlier on Friday, the district closed Eagle Mountain Lake and Lake Bridgeport northwest of Fort Worth because lake levels are at a point where wakes from boat traffic could flood low-lying homes on both reservoirs, the district said in a news release.

Rapidly changing inflows and floating debris could cause severe injuries or death to those who get in the water, the district said.

As a result of water being released from overflowing area lakes, the Trinity River in Fort Worth is experiencing rapid flows that are increasing the river level and creating dangerous conditions. Recreational activities are strongly discouraged, as well as walking on the banks of the river near the water. This increased danger has resulted in the cancellation of the district’s Spring Trash Bash, originally scheduled for May 30. 

The public is encouraged to heed these warnings, and not put themselves in danger until these dangerous conditions improve over the next several days.

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