Sewage closes lake!

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Dallas Park and Recreation officials are suspending water-related activities at White Rock Lake Park. This decision comes as the City of Plano experiences a sanitary sewage overflow that has affected White Rock Creek and White Rock Lake. To protect public health, park officials advise residents and park visitors not to fish or enter the water because of elevated bacterial levels found in the creek and lake waters. In addition, recreational boaters and rowing and yacht clubs will discontinue their activities and water operations. Dallas Park and Recreation will remain in communication with Dallas Water Utilities as they actively monitor the water conditions and treatments. As information is received from Dallas Water Utilities, the Park Department will post regular updates regarding when water-related activities can resume. The public is encouraged to visit — Andrea Hawkins