Lake Gladewater reopens after water levels drop

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Gladewater city officials reopened Lake Gladewater at 7 a.m. Friday 24 hours after closing it because water levels from the storm were too high, City Manager Ricky Tow said.

“It got about a foot above our high level,” Tow said. “It’s our spillway level.”

Tow said the closure was the second time the city shut access to the lake this spring, both times due to rainfall. The Wednesday evening storm dumped more than 2 inches of rain in the Longview area, according to the National Weather Service.

The lake, at 6,950 acres, is open for fishing, swimming, water skiing and boating.

The lake will be the location for the East Texas Gusher Days fishing tournament Saturday, according to our newspaper partners The Longview News Journal.

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