North Texas’ newest water reservoir filling up with recent rain

May 2021

Heavy rains in North Texas are quickly filling Texas’ newest lake.

In early February, Bois D’Arc Lake looked like a dry spot with a small creek flowing into it.

As construction of a dam continues and with all of the recent rain, the North Texas Municipal Water District’s lake has begun to capture water.

It’s a man-made 16,000-acre water reservoir in Fannin County, about 75 miles northeast of Dallas.

February 2021

The lake is still not full enough for boating or other recreation yet and a lot of work remains. But it looks a lot more like a lake than it did a few months ago.

The NTMWD expects it to have enough water to begin supplying about 70 million gallons of water a day to customers sometime next year.

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