FORT WORTH, Texas - The Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Waco Lake have announced the reopening of all boat ramps except for the Airport Beach boat ramp. The recent rains have elevated lake levels enough to warrant the reopening of the ramps.
However, lake levels are still low, and all boaters are reminded to use extreme caution when launching and operating watercraft. With the rise of the lake level visible hazards may now be underwater and boaters should continue to remain vigilant, wear a lifejacket and kill switch, and avoid using alcohol while boating.
In addition, portions of the Waco Dam Hike and Bike Trail will be closed while new lights are installed along the trail. The closure of portions of the trail will last approximately one month while damaged and non-working lights are replaced or repaired for public safety. Trail users are reminded to adhere to all posted signs and warnings.
For more information about the boat ramps or trail call the Waco Lake office at (254) 756-5359.
About the Fort Worth District: The Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was established in 1950. The District is responsible for water resources development in two-thirds of Texas, and design and construction at military installations in Texas and parts of Louisiana and New Mexico. Visit the Fort Worth District Web site at: www.swf.usace.army.mil and SWF Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fort-Worth-District-US-Army-Corps-of-Engineers/188083711219308
Release no. 12-007