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#10834958 - 05/11/15 10:36 AM Lake Athens Closed!?
C-Frog Offline
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Registered: 04/11/12
Posts: 1559
Loc: The Colony,TX
looking for a little clarification for kayakers.

LAKE ATHENS PUBLIC BOAT RAMP IS NOW CLOSED! Due to excessive debris, high water and for the safety of all, AMWA has closed the public boat ramp on Lake Athens.

PLEASE NOTE - PROPERTY OWNERS, IF YOU GET ON THE LAKE....THE ENTIRE LAKE, AS OF RIGHT NOW, IS A NO WAKE ZONE! There is damage on the lake and we do not wish to incur further damage. This is for your safety as well.

http://www.athenstxwater.org/

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#10834975 - 05/11/15 10:43 AM Re: Lake Athens Closed!? [Re: C-Frog]
Jerry Hamon Offline
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Registered: 12/31/06
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Loc: Van Alstyne, TX USA
I would contact the AMWA as they are the regulatory agency for the lake.

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#10834977 - 05/11/15 10:44 AM Re: Lake Athens Closed!? [Re: C-Frog]
C-Frog Offline
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Loc: The Colony,TX
i will do that. i need fly help Jerry

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#10834983 - 05/11/15 10:46 AM Re: Lake Athens Closed!? [Re: C-Frog]
Jerry Hamon Offline
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I can do that!

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#10835088 - 05/11/15 11:16 AM Re: Lake Athens Closed!? [Re: C-Frog]
gutcheck Offline
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Registered: 07/28/08
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Loc: Dallas
I was there on Saturday and it was definitely full but I saw no debris and the creek "under the bridge" was a little stained but not as bad as most lakes I've seen this spring... bite was pretty slow though
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#10835779 - 05/11/15 02:27 PM Re: Lake Athens Closed!? [Re: C-Frog]
C-Frog Offline
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Loc: The Colony,TX
just got an update: Henderson County has issued a voluntary evacuation for Lake Athens residents. There has been a small breach in the dam

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#10836011 - 05/11/15 03:36 PM Re: Lake Athens Closed!? [Re: C-Frog]
Bass Art Online   content
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Registered: 03/16/03
Posts: 3863
Loc: Talty, TX
The breach is in the Athens Fish and Game Club Lake dam just above FM317. It flows in to Lake Athens. Actually, FM317 runs across the dam.
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#10836025 - 05/11/15 03:39 PM Re: Lake Athens Closed!? [Re: C-Frog]
Todd™ Offline
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Edited by Todd™ (05/11/15 03:39 PM)
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#10836348 - 05/11/15 05:42 PM Re: Lake Athens Closed!? [Re: C-Frog]
dragonsdaddy Offline
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Registered: 03/08/10
Posts: 443
since locals can boat there, i would assume kayaks are allowed. as long as you motor yakkers keep to the no wake restriction.

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#10836915 - 05/11/15 09:23 PM Re: Lake Athens Closed!? [Re: C-Frog]
Bass Art Online   content
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Registered: 03/16/03
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Loc: Talty, TX
No wake? No way!
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#10840533 - 05/13/15 09:08 AM Re: Lake Athens Closed!? [Re: C-Frog]
Rhino68W Offline
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Registered: 11/06/14
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Loc: Benbrook, TX
Any word on if it is still closed?
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#10844009 - 05/14/15 11:14 AM Re: Lake Athens Closed!? [Re: Rhino68W]
dragonsdaddy Offline
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Registered: 03/08/10
Posts: 443

Welcome to AMWA

The Athens Municipal Water Authority ("AMWA") is charged with the supervision and maintenance of Lake Athens – both as a water source and for recreation.

THURSDAY, MAY 14, 2015: Lake Athens Community Update - LAKE ATHENS PUBLIC BOAT RAMP IS CLOSED! Due to excessive debris, high water and for the safety of all, AMWA has closed the public boat ramp on Lake Athens. from the horse's mouth

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#10844227 - 05/14/15 12:35 PM Re: Lake Athens Closed!? [Re: C-Frog]
gotreal formerly known as getreal Offline
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Registered: 01/28/05
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Loc: Dallas
thanks for the dam information. i see they're getting the dam experts involved eeks
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#10844241 - 05/14/15 12:40 PM Re: Lake Athens Closed!? [Re: gotreal formerly known as getreal]
Neumie Offline
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Registered: 07/25/06
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Loc: SA, Hallettsville, Rockport
Originally Posted By: gotreal formerly known as getreal
thanks for the dam information. i see they're getting the dam experts involved eeks


Where can I get some damn bait?
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#10844719 - 05/14/15 03:53 PM Re: Lake Athens Closed!? [Re: C-Frog]
gotreal formerly known as getreal Offline
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Registered: 01/28/05
Posts: 3718
Loc: Dallas
over at the dam grocery store i reckon wink
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