Dam Work Continues at Wright Patman Lake Some Areas Closed
If you have been out to Wright Patman Lake recently you may have noticed several facilities including the spillway area have been closed.
According to the Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers maintenance has been needed in many areas including its stilling basins that have to be properly maintained every 10 years. Routine maintenance began on September, 2, and the work that is being done, if all goes well, should be completed by the end of the month. Water has to be drawn down and dewatered in order to do what is needed to complete the work.
While this work is ongoing, the Highway 59 Boat Ramp with access to the Sulphur River below Wright Patman Dam will remain temporarily closed until the work is done.
Meanwhile, the Wright Patman Lake spillway remains closed as well, according to TXK Today. Fishing is encouraged in other areas of the lake until the spillway is reopened to the public.
About Wright Patman Lake
Wright Patman Lake supplies water to the city of Texarkana and provides flood control for the Sulphur and the Red River. Fishing, hunting, boating, camping, and hiking are some of the activities offered at the lake. The lake includes about 30,000 surface acres of water and 50,000 acres of land.
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