It’s been two years, that I came to the Shoreline Trail and saw it flooded from all the rain we had due to El Niño. Back then, I also captured some photos and wrote a blog about it:
May 18, 2015
Today I wanted to see, how high the water level is at Lewisville Lake. Wow, it is much higher than I thought it might be. Due to all the rain, lots of areas of the Shoreline Trail are flooded. The city had to close it.
El Niño brings us a lot of water for the last several weeks. Since Lake Ray Roberts and Lewisville Lake are connected by the Elm Fork River, all the water that floods the area of Lake Ray Roberts needs to go somewhere. It runs south through the river into Lewisville Lake, which has the flood gate open to release all this extra water. But it takes time to get the lakes back to their “normal” levels.
The anglers, fishers, and wild birds are very happy with the high water levels. Maybe the killdeer was out of luck, and its nest got flooded as well. But the water brings lots of fishes closer to the shore, and they are an easy catch. The boat owners take the time to fix up their boats for the season. I heard some drilling by the pier. They also have more space in the lake, and don’t have to worry to run on shore as easy as when we have drought season with low lake levels.
And there is still more rain in the forecast for this week.
The Shoreline Trail is closed, due to high water. I have to be honest, I wasn’t expecting the level to be this high.
The trail area looks like a big swamp, right now. The dragonflies were flying right in front of my face.
The Killdeer might have lost its nest, due to the flood. I witnessed that they like to breed and nest close to the water. And right now, this area is all flooded.
The grilling season is postponed at Lewisville Lake.
In some areas only the trees peek out, because the land is submerged in the water.
It’s nap time for the ducks. The males were on the lookout, while the females took a nap.