Dallas Park and Recreation restores water recreation at White Rock Lake tomorrow after Dallas Water Utilities reports water quality improvements.

(DALLAS) – Effective March 24, Dallas Park and Recreation Department is restoring water recreation activities at White Rock Lake. Park officials said the decision comes after Dallas Water Utilities (DWU) reports recent water sampling results are within normal weather related, pre-incident levels.

Park visitors can enjoy activities like fishing, boating, and rowing. While swimming remains prohibited, the water launch area at White Rock Lake Dog Park is available for pets.

DWU will continue to take water samples through Friday, March 29 to ensure the lake levels remain within normal limits. The recent rainfall can present pollutants including bacteria in the lake.

Following best practices, park officials will continue receiving testing data from DWU and will enact its maintenance operations protocols for restricting water recreation activities if water quality deteriorates from upstream incidents and major weather storms.

Dallas Park and Recreation on March 19 closed the lake for water activities. Elevated bacterial levels were detected due to a recent sewage overflow in Plano that impacted White Rock Creek and the lake.

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