Lake Grapevine Remains Swollen And Flooded

Lake Grapevine Remains Swollen And Flooded

Lake Grapevine remains flooded after Tropical Depression Bill dumped another two and a half inches of rain on the area earlier this week. Water continues to dump over the spillway and into the areas south of the lake. Both the Grapevine Golf Course and Cowboys Golf Club are flooded. All parks and boat ramps around the lake remain closed and most roadways around the lake are closed off keeping visitors a safe distance from the lake. FM 2499 remains closed this morning as water covers part of the roadway just south of Lake Grapevine near Grapevine Mills Mall. Lake Grapevine is nearing a record lake level as the lake currently stands 27.99 feet above normal. The only way on the lake is at Silver Lake Marina. Several boaters were out on the swollen lake this morning (photo below). Below you will also see a shot of the submerged Katie’s Woods Park where the only thing remaining visible is the restroom at the top of the park. There is a shot of a portion of the golf course at Cowboys Golf Club south of the Lake Grapevine dam. The road over the dam connecting Grapevine to Flower Mound remains closed as water from the spillway pours over the roadway. There are a couple of videos below from the City of Grapevine, but the water is higher now than when these were filmed....
April Rain Helps Area Lakes

April Rain Helps Area Lakes

April (and most of 2015) has been good for local lakes. Many of the area lakes have needed this kind of rain for a couple of years now. Some of the area lakes could still use a bit more rain. Dallas-Fort Worth has already had 11.71 inches of rain in 2015.  The total rainfall for all of 2014 was just 21 inches. For us located in Grapevine, Texas, our local lake is Lake Grapevine which is still six and a half feet low. If you compare that to one year ago, Lake Grapevine was ten feet low. And just six months ago the lake was over twelve feet low. Much of the improvement in lake level has come over the last month. Currently on Lake Grapevine, Twin Points, Lakeview North, the low water ramp at Meadowmere Park, Trawick, and McPherson Slough boat ramps are all open. With the lake improving like it is, more boat ramps are sure to open soon. If we take a look at other area lakes, Eagle Mountain Lake is down about seven and a half feet. This is up from over ten feet low six months ago. Possum Kingdom Lake still needs quite a bit of rain as it is still down almost 14 feet from normal levels. Lake Texoma was down over 8 feet one year ago and now is almost full at 1 foot low. Lake Lewisville is about one foot low. Both Joe Pool Lake and Lake O’ The Pines are above normal pool levels. Lake Lavon has made the most improvement by rising over ten feet in the last few months.  Three months...
Octonauts Return To Sea Life Grapevine This May

Octonauts Return To Sea Life Grapevine This May

From the press release: Grapevine, Texas (April 8, 2015) – Dive into action with the Octonauts, the team of undersea adventure heroes from the hit animated TV show. Young fans will embark on an exciting mission with special activities and fun-filled events, plus get the chance to meet Captain Barnacles and Peso. The Octonauts adventure starts at SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium, Monday, May 18 – Sunday, May 31. This is a free event included in the price of admission to SEA LIFE Grapevine. Book early to secure your tickets. Tickets: Admission is $20 for adults, $16 for children ages 3 to 12, and free for kids 2 and under. To purchase special discounted tickets visit www.visitsealife.com/grapevine. Hours: Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. – attraction remains open 90 minutes after last admission. SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium Grapevine Mills Mall 3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway Grapevine, Texas 76051 Phone: 877-819-7677 About SEA LIFE Grapevine: SEA LIFE Grapevine transports you into the amazing underwater world. Prepare for astonishingly close views of everything from humble starfish and seahorses to graceful rays and powerful sharks. With an amazing 360° ocean tunnel, 30 display tanks and more than 5,000 sea creatures the aquarium is the perfect stop for family fun. To get any closer you would have to get wet! Admission is $20 for adults, $16 for children ages 3 to 12. For more information visit www.visitsealife.com/grapevine. Follow us on Facebook: @sealifegrapevine Twitter: @sealifegrpevine and Instagram: @sealifegrpevine. About Merlin Entertainments: MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS plc is the leading name in location-based, family entertainment. Europe’s Number 1 and the...

Dave & Buster’s Is Hiring Near Grapevine

From the press release: DAVE & BUSTER’S TO HIRE 240 EMPLOYEES FOR NEW EULESS LOCATION More Games, Food, Sports and Jobs Coming to Newest Dave & Buster’s Mid-Cities Location EULESS, TX (April 8, 2015)– Dave & Buster’s, the official headquarters to eat, drink, play and watch sports, has started the search for over 240 enthusiastic and upbeat employees who are looking to have fun on the job at the brand’s 74th restaurant located in the Glade Parks development. Available positions include servers, host staff, bartenders, cooks, game technicians and more. Slated to open on May 3rd, the 40,600 square foot Dave & Buster’s Euless restaurant will join nearby locations in Arlington, Frisco and Dallas to become a key component of the local dining and night life scenes. Dave & Buster’s is not your average bar, and is far more exciting than working in an ordinary restaurant, as every location has four areas – Eat, Drink, Play and Watch. If you want to have the most fun at work, while ensuring guests have a perfect atmosphere to do the same, look no further! Dave & Buster’s offers the following: • Benefits: Dave & Buster’s offers a very attractive benefits package for a number of positions including medical, dental, vision and 401k • Internal Promotions: Dave & Buster’s offers a High Potential program which enables high performing employees to move quickly into new positions. Additionally, more than 30% of the brand’s current management was promoted from within the company. • FUN: Dave & Buster’s employees love coming to work in an entertaining atmosphere with the biggest sporting events on huge televisions,...
Thomas The Train 2015 in Grapevine Texas

Thomas The Train 2015 in Grapevine Texas

It is that time of year when Thomas the Tank Engine makes his annual visit to Grapevine, Texas.  For two weekends in April you and your family can enjoy a ride on Thomas the Train. When:  April 10, 11, 12 and April 17, 18, 19, 2015 Where:  Grapevine Vintage Railroad 705 S. Main Street, Grapevine Texas What:  A Day Out With Thomas the Train The rides on the train are roughly 25 minutes.  Advanced ticket purchase is suggested as these rides typically sell out.  There are plenty of other fun activities around the train depot including arts and crafts, temporary tattoos, live music, and other Thomas the Train themed activities. You can reserve your tickets here. This is another wonderful family friendly event in Grapevine, Texas.  Come out and enjoy all this city has to...
SeaLife Grapevine Announces Rain Forest Adventure Addition

SeaLife Grapevine Announces Rain Forest Adventure Addition

From the press release: Newly Transformed Galleries Offer Close Encounters With Crocodiles, Piranha and Anaconda Grapevine, Texas (March 10, 2015) – Construction has started on the new 3,500-square-foot Rainforest Adventure scheduled to open this summer at SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium. The new permanent exhibit takes guests to the lush environment of the world’s rainforests where they will encounter brand new species to SEA LIFE, including crocodiles, piranha, anaconda and more. The five-gallery display replaces the freshwater lakes exhibit and spotlights a variety of animals native to exotic locations from around the world. Unique features include a piranha walk-through tunnel, a domed pop-up tank in the middle of the anaconda cave, and touch tanks with fish and invertebrates. Guests begin their journey through the rainforest where rays of light shine through mist and the forest canopy. In the Amazonian rivers gallery, freshwater fish swim amongst twisted roots, tree stumps and lush planting. The caiman exhibit takes visitors to an abandoned ancient temple reclaimed by the forest and crocodiles. Next, visitors of all ages get an up-close view of piranha as they swim overhead in the 40-foot walk through tunnel. In the anaconda cave is a domed pop-up tank where kids can observe the intriguing lifestyle of the world’s largest species of snake. Upon exiting the rainforest, guests will discover the newly re-imagined rock pools where they can touch and learn about coldwater fish and invertebrates native to the Pacific Northwest. “This is the biggest investment we’ve made since our opening in 2011,” says Iain Scouller, Regional General Manager SEA LIFE Grapevine. “The new Rainforest Adventure exhibit will recreate extraordinary natural...

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