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Flooding Recedes, Cooper Lake Fills

The spillway at Cooper Lake is releasing 2,729 cubic feet of water per second.
Cindy Roller
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Cooper Review
The spillway at Cooper Lake is releasing 2,729 cubic feet of water per second.

As the flash flooding from the weekend storms recedes, Cooper Lake is rewarded again with an abundance of water. It is currently 3.81 feet above full pool.

The area received an additional inch of rain Thursday morning adding to the weekend’s 8-11 inch rain total. Several citizens are taking advantage abundance of water taking time to go fishing.

Many residents which had to evacuate have been able to return to their homes.

2,729 cubic feet of water per second is being released from the spillway. The water intake structure is located on the South shore of the lake, which pulls anywhere from 2.0 million gallons per day of water in the winter months to 5.0 million gallons per day in the summer months.

As stated on the US Army Corp of Engineers the lake provides water supply storage for the North Texas Municipal Water District, the Sulphur River Municipal Water District, and the City of Irving.

To find out more about Cooper Lake visit: http://www.swf-wc.usace.army.mil/cooper/

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