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Labonte Park closed due to high water

Posted at 9:50 AM, Nov 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-03 10:50:26-04

City officials say Labonte Park has been closed due to flooding from the Nueces River.

A news release states the park will remain closed until flood waters recede and are safe for public access.

The City has continued releasing water from the Wesley Seale Dam to relieve incoming flood water into Lake Corpus Christi.

Currently, four gates are open at the dam.

Additional flooding is expected to rise above current levels along the Nueces River, including County Road 73, Hazel Bazemore and Labonte parks. Major flooding is expected near Bluntzer with moderate flooding in Calallen.

City officials say they will continue to monitor inflows and adjusting releases to limit downstream flooding of the Nueces River, reduce possible damage to the dam and maximize storage capacity.

Residents are encouraged to register for to receive emergency notifications by email, text or phone.