THIS ARTICLE IS FROM 2016. IN 2019 THE LAKE IS NOT CURRENTLY AT A RECORD HIGH LEVEL.
Lake Wright Patman is currently at 254.48 feet, a record level since water level reporting started in 1986. The record that was set in June of 1990 at 252.13 feet was previously broken this January.
The U.S. Corps of Engineers is currently releasing 9,800 cubic feet a second into the Sulphur River. Extensive flooding has many facilities closed.
- Dam road is Closed to the public for access from FM 2148, to access the Project Office or the Dam area please use the access road off of U.S. Highway 59.
- Lower Spillway Park Closed for the Season.
- All Hunting Access roads are Closed for season due except Black Point, Mudd Lake, and WP 32 and WP 34. Hunters and Fishermen please use Extreme Caution at other primitive park locations and boat access points due to high water levels from flooding.
- Clear Springs Park Closed
- Clear Springs ATV Area Closed due to Flooding.
- Big Creek ATV Area Closed due to Flooding.
- Elliott Bluff Closed due to Flooding.
- The direct road to Clear Springs Campground has been closed due to high water. Traffic to and from the park has been detoured and signage has been installed along the detoured route.
- Herron Creek Boat Ramp is Closed due to Flooding.
- Oak Park Closed for Season.
- North Shore Park is Closed for Season. Boat Ramp 3 is Closed due to Flooding.
- Piney Point Campground Open for Season. Piney Point (Boat Ramp 1) Open.
- Rocky Point Park Closed due to Flooding.
- Malden Lake Park Day Use Closed
- Malden Lake Park camgpground (H-Loop Open, P17 and P18 Open).