Tempe Town Lake Closed To Boating Activities Until Further Notice

The City of Tempe is warning residents not to make plans to be on Tempe Town Lake any time soon.

With Arizona’s beautiful spring weather officially here, now is then time to get out and enjoy the great weather Arizona has to offer. However, Tempe Town Lake announced this week the Lake will is temporarily closed to boating activities until further notice.

Due to recent storms and a deeper than usual snowpack this winter, Salt River Project (SRP) is continuing to increase water releases from several reservoirs in the region. This has caused increased debris such as tree branches to float downstream into Tempe Town Lake.

Out of an abundance of caution, the city has closed the lake to water recreation activities, including paddle boating, kayaking, standup paddle boarding, rowing and sailing. Staff will evaluate the lake daily and it will reopen once activities can resume safely. The dam continues to operate normally and handle the inflows.

Parks surrounding the lake will remain open, and fishing is still allowed. Anyone with questions may contact Tempe 311 at 480-350-4311.

See more information on SRP water releases.

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