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Tyler Co. lake emptied after dam blow-out

Source: Tyler County EMC Source: Tyler County EMC
Source: Tyler County EMC Source: Tyler County EMC
Source: Tyler County EMC Source: Tyler County EMC
Source: Tyler County EMC Source: Tyler County EMC
TYLER, TX (KTRE) -

Residents looking to enjoy Lake Amanda in Tyler County this Memorial Day weekend will have to find another water source for their enjoyment.

The lake is near empty following a blow-out of the lake's dam. According to the Tyler County Emergency Management page, the dam experienced a failure due to the heavy rains on Thursday and Friday.

"While there, we watched a steady stream of people walking out onto the dam and viewing into the abyss where their lake once was located,"a Facebook post said. "I like to study people and analyze their activities. On viewing this spectacle, I could only comment to the Judge that it was like a viewing before a funeral where the people were looking at the remains of an old friend that they dearly loved."

According to the post, residents are already planning on how to rebuild the dam and restore the lake.

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