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#12655502 - 03/02/18 03:24 PM Cypress Springs - Closed to boat traffic
TBassYates Offline
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Registered: 12/21/01
Posts: 6570
Loc: Scurry, Tx - S/E of Dallas
Got an email from a fishing partner. We were headed to Cypress Springs in the morning and he had me check the Franklin County Water District website and it says the lake is closed to boat traffic due to the water level being almost 3 feet high.
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#12655510 - 03/02/18 03:28 PM Re: Cypress Springs - Closed to boat traffic [Re: TBassYates]
Big1Bass Offline
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Registered: 04/14/04
Posts: 663
Loc: Dallas
So you if you live on the lake and your boat is already on the water, how in the world can they close the lake due to a little water..

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#12655512 - 03/02/18 03:31 PM Re: Cypress Springs - Closed to boat traffic [Re: TBassYates]
Big1Bass Offline
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Registered: 04/14/04
Posts: 663
Loc: Dallas
Leave it the Millionaires..

Lake surface activity closed

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Details Category: Breaking News Published on 01 March 2018 Written by Lillie Bush-Reves .
All water traffic on Lake Cypress Springs is strictly prohibited and boat ramps are closed due to high water elevations. The closure automatically went into effect Thursday morning, March 1, after the lake level reached the elevation of 380.50 ft MSL or 2.5 feet above conservation pool (378 ft MSL).

The restrictions are aimed at reducing damage and/or preventing safety issues because of wave action created by watercraft on the lake. The FCWD staff asks for the cooperation of all residents and visitors to adhere to these regulations.

The District’s Rules and Regulations (Article 2.8) state that when the District closes the lake or any District boat ramp that “no person, vehicle or water craft shall be allowed on the Lake or to utilize any boat ramp until the Lake and/or boat ramp is re-opened. Any prohibited use of the Lake or boat ramp during closure is a violation of the Rules.”

"During a lake closure, this rule is strictly enforced and citations will be issued," David Weidman, FCWD General Manager, said Thursday.


Under the District’s Rules and Regulations (Article 14.20 t) also states, that “All boats lifted and stored in Boathouses shall be restricted, by tie (rope, chain, chord, etc.), or by obstruction (bar, pole, post, etc.), from floating outside of the Boathouse perimeter. All smaller watercraft (jet skis, paddle boats, kayaks, canoes, etc.) shall be similarly secured from floating untethered.”

"Watercraft that are found in violation of this rule will be impounded and removed from the reservoir," Mr. Weidman added.

Check www.mt-vernon.com and "Mount Vernon Optic-Herald" on Facebook for updates as well as www.fcwd.com

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#12655913 - 03/02/18 08:19 PM Re: Cypress Springs - Closed to boat traffic [Re: TBassYates]
Matt Jackson Offline
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Registered: 03/18/09
Posts: 1355
Loc: Rockwall, Tx
Thanks for the heads up! I'm not sure if it will clear up by next week or not.
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#12655931 - 03/02/18 08:33 PM Re: Cypress Springs - Closed to boat traffic [Re: TBassYates]
SkeeterRonnie Online   happy
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Registered: 02/25/03
Posts: 53609
Loc: Campbell, TX
It all depends on if we get more rain out there. I’ve never seen it closed for 2.5’ over. Homeowners have total Control over that lake. Pathetic. They tear up more than they realize throwing 3’ wakes 20 yards off the front of peoples docks all summer long. Hopefully it goes down quickly so this isn’t even an issue anymore


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#12655934 - 03/02/18 08:34 PM Re: Cypress Springs - Closed to boat traffic [Re: Big1Bass]
Chris G Offline
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Registered: 11/16/08
Posts: 2263
Loc: Frisco, TX
Originally Posted By: Big1Bass
Leave it the Millionaires..

Lake surface activity closed

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Details Category: Breaking News Published on 01 March 2018 Written by Lillie Bush-Reves .
All water traffic on Lake Cypress Springs is strictly prohibited and boat ramps are closed due to high water elevations. The closure automatically went into effect Thursday morning, March 1, after the lake level reached the elevation of 380.50 ft MSL or 2.5 feet above conservation pool (378 ft MSL).

The restrictions are aimed at reducing damage and/or preventing safety issues because of wave action created by watercraft on the lake. The FCWD staff asks for the cooperation of all residents and visitors to adhere to these regulations.

The District’s Rules and Regulations (Article 2.8) state that when the District closes the lake or any District boat ramp that “no person, vehicle or water craft shall be allowed on the Lake or to utilize any boat ramp until the Lake and/or boat ramp is re-opened. Any prohibited use of the Lake or boat ramp during closure is a violation of the Rules.”

"During a lake closure, this rule is strictly enforced and citations will be issued," David Weidman, FCWD General Manager, said Thursday.


Under the District’s Rules and Regulations (Article 14.20 t) also states, that “All boats lifted and stored in Boathouses shall be restricted, by tie (rope, chain, chord, etc.), or by obstruction (bar, pole, post, etc.), from floating outside of the Boathouse perimeter. All smaller watercraft (jet skis, paddle boats, kayaks, canoes, etc.) shall be similarly secured from floating untethered.”

"Watercraft that are found in violation of this rule will be impounded and removed from the reservoir," Mr. Weidman added.

Check www.mt-vernon.com and "Mount Vernon Optic-Herald" on Facebook for updates as well as www.fcwd.com


Guess I’m one of those “a-holes”. I have a house on the water out here and I completely agree with them closing the lake to boats right now. Wakes hitting boat houses that are under water can cause a ton of damage. There are a ton of areas of the lake right now where boats in boat lifts are sitting just at or under the water right now. So, imagine what would happen with boat wakes hitting those bass, ski and wake boats, etc.

Imagine paying all that money for a boat or boat house only to have it destroyed because someone can’t wait a few days to fish the lake
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#12655959 - 03/02/18 08:49 PM Re: Cypress Springs - Closed to boat traffic [Re: TBassYates]
SkeeterRonnie Online   happy
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Registered: 02/25/03
Posts: 53609
Loc: Campbell, TX
Just looked.. it’s fallen .1 in 1 hour. At that rate 10 hours should equal 1’ of drop without anymore runoff. Hopefully, By Wednesday it will be opened back up.

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#12656044 - 03/02/18 09:22 PM Re: Cypress Springs - Closed to boat traffic [Re: Chris G]
Gamblinman Offline
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Registered: 11/26/02
Posts: 3636
Loc: Yantis, TX
Originally Posted By: Chris G
Originally Posted By: Big1Bass
Leave it the Millionaires..

Lake surface activity closed

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Details Category: Breaking News Published on 01 March 2018 Written by Lillie Bush-Reves .
All water traffic on Lake Cypress Springs is strictly prohibited and boat ramps are closed due to high water elevations. The closure automatically went into effect Thursday morning, March 1, after the lake level reached the elevation of 380.50 ft MSL or 2.5 feet above conservation pool (378 ft MSL).

The restrictions are aimed at reducing damage and/or preventing safety issues because of wave action created by watercraft on the lake. The FCWD staff asks for the cooperation of all residents and visitors to adhere to these regulations.

The District’s Rules and Regulations (Article 2.8) state that when the District closes the lake or any District boat ramp that “no person, vehicle or water craft shall be allowed on the Lake or to utilize any boat ramp until the Lake and/or boat ramp is re-opened. Any prohibited use of the Lake or boat ramp during closure is a violation of the Rules.”

"During a lake closure, this rule is strictly enforced and citations will be issued," David Weidman, FCWD General Manager, said Thursday.


Under the District’s Rules and Regulations (Article 14.20 t) also states, that “All boats lifted and stored in Boathouses shall be restricted, by tie (rope, chain, chord, etc.), or by obstruction (bar, pole, post, etc.), from floating outside of the Boathouse perimeter. All smaller watercraft (jet skis, paddle boats, kayaks, canoes, etc.) shall be similarly secured from floating untethered.”

"Watercraft that are found in violation of this rule will be impounded and removed from the reservoir," Mr. Weidman added.

Check www.mt-vernon.com and "Mount Vernon Optic-Herald" on Facebook for updates as well as www.fcwd.com


Guess I’m one of those “a-holes”. I have a house on the water out here and I completely agree with them closing the lake to boats right now. Wakes hitting boat houses that are under water can cause a ton of damage. There are a ton of areas of the lake right now where boats in boat lifts are sitting just at or under the water right now. So, imagine what would happen with boat wakes hitting those bass, ski and wake boats, etc.

Imagine paying all that money for a boat or boat house only to have it destroyed because someone can’t wait a few days to fish the lake


Imagine paying all that money for a boat that I can't use for a few days because a few boathouse owners didn't have the forethought to build a dock that can rise and fall with the water elevation.

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#12656118 - 03/02/18 09:57 PM Re: Cypress Springs - Closed to boat traffic [Re: TBassYates]
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#12656138 - 03/02/18 10:12 PM Re: Cypress Springs - Closed to boat traffic [Re: TBassYates]
sprigsss Offline
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Registered: 02/11/11
Posts: 651
Loc: Snyder, TX
Cant believe there are people that believe their right to fish is more important than other peoples' property.

Well nevermind, I actually can believe it.

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#12656210 - 03/03/18 12:03 AM Re: Cypress Springs - Closed to boat traffic [Re: sprigsss]
Txduckhunter Offline
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Registered: 02/19/02
Posts: 1944
Loc: Lake Fork
Originally Posted By: sprigsss
Cant believe there are people that believe their right to fish is more important than other peoples' property.

Well nevermind, I actually can believe it.



Argument could be made that their tax dollars fund the lake and that it is a public waterway.
With that said, if me not being on the water for a couple of days could prevent someone's property from being torn up or destroyed - then there are other lakes open.
Common courtesy...

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#12656218 - 03/03/18 12:30 AM Re: Cypress Springs - Closed to boat traffic [Re: TBassYates]
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Registered: 07/13/14
Posts: 3582
Loc: Arlington
That's why it is nice that some lakes don't allow people to build on the water

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#12656711 - 03/03/18 01:44 PM Re: Cypress Springs - Closed to boat traffic [Re: TBassYates]
John Holland Offline
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Registered: 03/01/05
Posts: 1065
Loc: Greenville, Texas
There isn't a boat dock on that lake that was built to rise and fall with lake elevation, he obviously doesn't know that this considered a constant level reservoir. Docks on lakes that fluctuate constantly are on foam and rise and fall, but this is not one of those. Typically this flooding is not a problem here. Just gonna take a little time.
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#12656785 - 03/03/18 03:43 PM Re: Cypress Springs - Closed to boat traffic [Re: Gamblinman]
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Registered: 08/11/09
Posts: 7808
Loc: Albany
Originally Posted By: Gamblinman
Originally Posted By: Chris G
Originally Posted By: Big1Bass
Leave it the Millionaires..

Lake surface activity closed

Print
Details Category: Breaking News Published on 01 March 2018 Written by Lillie Bush-Reves .
All water traffic on Lake Cypress Springs is strictly prohibited and boat ramps are closed due to high water elevations. The closure automatically went into effect Thursday morning, March 1, after the lake level reached the elevation of 380.50 ft MSL or 2.5 feet above conservation pool (378 ft MSL).

The restrictions are aimed at reducing damage and/or preventing safety issues because of wave action created by watercraft on the lake. The FCWD staff asks for the cooperation of all residents and visitors to adhere to these regulations.

The District’s Rules and Regulations (Article 2.8) state that when the District closes the lake or any District boat ramp that “no person, vehicle or water craft shall be allowed on the Lake or to utilize any boat ramp until the Lake and/or boat ramp is re-opened. Any prohibited use of the Lake or boat ramp during closure is a violation of the Rules.”

"During a lake closure, this rule is strictly enforced and citations will be issued," David Weidman, FCWD General Manager, said Thursday.


Under the District’s Rules and Regulations (Article 14.20 t) also states, that “All boats lifted and stored in Boathouses shall be restricted, by tie (rope, chain, chord, etc.), or by obstruction (bar, pole, post, etc.), from floating outside of the Boathouse perimeter. All smaller watercraft (jet skis, paddle boats, kayaks, canoes, etc.) shall be similarly secured from floating untethered.”

"Watercraft that are found in violation of this rule will be impounded and removed from the reservoir," Mr. Weidman added.

Check www.mt-vernon.com and "Mount Vernon Optic-Herald" on Facebook for updates as well as www.fcwd.com


Guess I’m one of those “a-holes”. I have a house on the water out here and I completely agree with them closing the lake to boats right now. Wakes hitting boat houses that are under water can cause a ton of damage. There are a ton of areas of the lake right now where boats in boat lifts are sitting just at or under the water right now. So, imagine what would happen with boat wakes hitting those bass, ski and wake boats, etc.

Imagine paying all that money for a boat or boat house only to have it destroyed because someone can’t wait a few days to fish the lake


Imagine paying all that money for a boat that I can't use for a few days because a few boathouse owners didn't have the forethought to build a dock that can rise and fall with the water elevation.


Yea because there aren’t but another 500 lakes in Texas that are fine.

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#12656794 - 03/03/18 04:01 PM Re: Cypress Springs - Closed to boat traffic [Re: TBassYates]
SkeeterRonnie Online   happy
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Registered: 02/25/03
Posts: 53609
Loc: Campbell, TX
About the time this topic has run its course, the lake will be reopened. Not a big deal.

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