Texas Lake Levels

The goal of this page is to provide you with current Texas lake levels

so that you can make informed travel and recreational decisions. Please keep in mind that media reports, while well-intentioned, often skew statistics in a way that makes for a newsworthy story. Lake levels are relative to each body of water. Drastic sounding levels like “10 feet below normal” could be really low at some lakes (like Granbury), while being only a minor inconvenience at deeper lakes (like Lake Whitney). Please use the website attached below as a starting point for your travel planning, but combine this information with details obtained from truly local sources, as opposed to media outlets, for a more informed decision.  Here are some helpful hints on finding out just what the information from USGS really means to your lake related travel:

  • Contact the local chamber of commerce.
  • Contact local marinas and ask about the boat ramps near them.
  • Call a few of the lodging providers at the lakes you are considering. Ask how the lake level is affecting visitors. Look for current photos, not just what the media wants you to see. Search sites like Flikr and Pinterest to see what people are taking pictures of on their travels.
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Please Note: The website featuring Texas Lake Levels from the TWDB is attached within our site. It has its own scroll bar. Use that to scroll through the chart of lake levels.

Lake Whitney Water Level Is Up

Lake Whitney Water Level Is Up

Yay! Water! Lake Whitney is fun at all lake levels, but it’s always nice to have extra water just as we head into the serious heat of summer. As of yesterday we are less than seven feet below normal. Besides more water, we’ve noticed more people....

Lake Whitney Boat Ramps

So a guy walks into the office this morning and says he’s here to go boating before they close all the boat ramps. He says he saw on the main website that the ramps will close on June 24th. So here is the rest of the story… The webpage he visited was for...
Yes, We Are Renting Boats

Yes, We Are Renting Boats

June 6, 2014 It seems that another local facility is unable to rent their boats so far this season and may be leaving people with the impression that there are no boats available for rent on Lake Whitney. The ramps we use to launch our rental boats are in deep enough...
The News Media is Stealing Away Your Lake Time

The News Media is Stealing Away Your Lake Time

Yes, we are in a drought. Yes, some Texas lakes are in trouble. But the story they fail to tell is that Texas still has plenty of lake recreation. Lake Whitney is one of the lakes with an abundance of opportunity. Even with levels between ten and fifteen feet below...