Look: How Lakewood floats through Dallas’ wettest September ever

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After a big rain, the neighborhood loves to head down to the White Rock spillway and take in the raging flow. This weekend, a couple of intrepid young neighbors brought an inflatable watercraft and were exploring a flooded field. They lacked a paddle, but had a stick to gondola their way around the temporary lake.

In the 24 hours preceding Saturday afternoon, Dallas received over 8 inches of rain, which was the third wettest 24-hour period in Dallas’ history, according the Dallas Morning News. The recent rain helped this month shatter an 86-year-old record for the wettest September ever. There has been 11 inches of rain in Dallas this month, breaking the previous record of 10.8 inches in 1932.

Enjoy these shots of the spillway flood and check out the video below.


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By |2018-09-22T17:29:40-05:00September 22nd, 2018|Issues at White Rock Lake, News, Parks and Outdoors, Weather|2 Comments

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