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Thursday, May 15, 2008

• Cross Lake Closure Confirmed

Cross Lake, Shreveport, Louisiana

Cross Lake is closed to public traffic until further notice. Just like I suspected eh? Boat wakes can really do a number on boat docks and lake front property.

According to the local news, as of 5pm, Cross was at 171.4 and rising. The spillway gates are open which means the Red River is going to rise some more. Cross is expected to crest at 174 feet. One article below stated that people that live around the lake say it's the highest they've seen it since 1991. I hate to disappoint them, but it was this high when Hurricane Rita hit and it was this high a couple of winters ago when we had a ton of rain that January. I have personal photos of the flooding for at least one of those two events. I remember that January well because we also had crummy 40 degree weather and the banks were still bare from the cold weather. I wonder if they will open it back up by this week end.

Our local news is pathetic, but with all their shortcomings aside, they did announce the closure.



BassFishingDem said...

Well I saw a boat out tonight (Friday evening), so I'm not sure if the lake is open again or what. The water is still on the high side. Maybe that boater just didn't hear about it, although I would think any public launch would have something posted temporarily and someone would be patrolling them. I didn't catch the evening news, but I should probably check to see what's going on.