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Dallas' White Rock Lake Sustained Damages after Major Rainfall

Areas that feed into the lake had anywhere from 6 1/2 inches to 10 inches over a 36 hour period, pictures were taken about 12 hours after the last rainfall and the lake had gone down over 3 feet. The spillway which dates from 1911 sustained major damage to side support walls.
Areas around the lake were still flooded
Areas around the lake were still flooded
Spillway was still 2 ft or so above flood stage, at peak it was about 5 1/2 to 6 ft above flood stage
Spillway was still 2 ft or so above flood stage, at peak it was about 5 1/2 to 6 ft above flood stage
Ducks were loving the heavy water flow
Ducks were loving the heavy water flow
Retaining wall and grassy area collapsed late Sunday night
Retaining wall and grassy area collapsed late Sunday night
Wall shifted out about 2 feet and large area behind it failed.
Wall shifted out about 2 feet and large area behind it failed.
Doesn't look so bad from this direction, reason that area is being fenced off.
Doesn't look so bad from this direction, reason that area is being fenced off.
Gives you a perspective of how long of an area that  failed and collapsed into the spillway
Gives you a perspective of how long of an area that failed and collapsed into the spillway
Parks Department Crew Putting up Fencing to block off access
Parks Department Crew Putting up Fencing to block off access
You can see the high water lines on the dam-black lines
You can see the high water lines on the dam-black lines
Guess they ran out of Danger Tape?
Guess they ran out of Danger Tape?
Retaining Wall on other side of Spillway Also Collapsed-about 30 ft long section
Retaining Wall on other side of Spillway Also Collapsed-about 30 ft long section
Another view of the section that collapsed that had been full of people just hours before it failed
Another view of the section that collapsed that had been full of people just hours before it failed
Another view of the second collapsed section
Another view of the second collapsed section
Skulls Boat House Showing High Water Marks-the first cross bar in the window frames is 3 ft from normal water levels
Skulls Boat House Showing High Water Marks-the first cross bar in the window frames is 3 ft from normal water levels
Showing a Still High Lake in the Background
Showing a Still High Lake in the Background
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