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City of Fort Worth officials urge 'extreme caution' as Lake Worth reopens

Officials said the lake may still have smaller debris and some larger debris just below the surface.

FORT WORTH, Texas — City of Fort Worth officials are urging 'extreme caution' after announcing Saturday morning that Lake Worth has officially reopened. 

Authorities closed the lake to all recreational activity the morning of June 1 after high water levels following consecutive days of heavy rains in late May.

Officials said in the past few days city crews have made significant progress on removing large debris. However, the city is asking residents to continue to be careful if they head out to the lake. 

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"For safety’s sake, anyone coming out to the lake should take extreme caution since the lake still has a lot of smaller debris and may have some larger debris just below the surface," said Municipal Court Director William Rumuly, who oversees the Lake Worth Patrol. 

Rumuly said the Marshall’s Office will continue to assess the lake conditions over the weekend.

"We want to thank everyone for their cooperation while the lake was closed," he said.