Tempe Town Lake reopens after being temporarily closed due to debris

Posted at 11:56 AM, Mar 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-03 07:22:37-05

Tempe Town Lake reopened for boating, fishing and kayaking Thursday afternoon after debris from the Salt River forced it to be temporarily closed.

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A spokesperson for the City of Tempe says the lake reopened to water activities at 4 p.m.

The Salt River Project had increased its water flow due to the heavy snow and rain in northern Arizona which pushed loose debris into Tempe Town Lake.

"Much of the debris has now cleared the lake," the city said in a press release. "There may be smaller pockets of vegetation in the water, but it is once again safe to boat and fish."

Saturday's Desert Sprints Regatta will still take place, according to the news release.