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Normal Lake Level
is 322.00 feet above Mean Sea Level.
Current level for Cedar Creek Lake is: 321.55
Water Temperature:
81 degrees - top
80 degrees - bottom

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Clean your boat, save your lake
Special to The Monitor
ATHENS–Invasive species, plants or animals that find their way to new places they don’t belong and cause economic, environmental or ecological damage, have wreaked havoc throughout the U.S.
Texas is home to a number of aquatic invasive species. Two species in particular are at the top of the most-wanted list: zebra mussels and giant salvinia.

Courtesy Photo Larry D. Hodge, © Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Zebra mussels are small, less than 1 ˝ inches long as adults, and currently exist in Lake Texoma and in West Prong Sister Grove Creek above Lake Lavon.
Zebra mussels hitchhike their way from lake to lake on boats and boat trailers. Zebra mussels, once they invade, attach themselves to almost any underwater object and quickly form large colonies on rocks, boat hulls, boat docks, pipes or even your trotline.
They can make water recreation dangerous because of their razor-sharp edges, harm boats and motors, damage public-water intake structures and alter aquatic ecosystems to the detriment of native species and sport fish.
Giant salvinia, first found in Texas in 1997, is a free-floating fern that can double in size in just a few days and can form mats up to three feet thick.

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