The City of Tyler Water Utilities will close all public boat ramps on Lake Tyler and Lake Tyler East as a result of recent rainy weather.
Ramps have been temporarily closed until further notice because of boating hazards due to debris that washed into the lakes from the rain. The closure is also meant to reduce damage from shoreline erosion caused by boat wakes, according to the city of Tyler.
The lakes are now at an elevation of 376 feet Mean Sea Level and the levels are continuing to increase. Spillway elevation is at 375.5 feet msl, a news release stated.
The lakes are closed to boat traffic from lake residents. Tyler Water Utilities plans to reopen the ramps when the lake levels recede, according to the city.