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Full Pool: 228.5
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Editorial: Past time to clean up the mess that led to Scouts' electrocution

Longview News-Journal

Date: 8/12/2018 2:54:00 AM

A year after it happened, many questions remain about the situation that led to the deaths of three Boy Scouts who were electrocuted while sailing on Lake O’ the Pines. That is unfortunate for many re

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One year anniversary of tragic boating accident involving three Boy Scouts


Date: 8/7/2018 4:25:00 PM

Hallsville — On August 5th, 2017, the Larry family lost Thomas in a tragic boating accident at Lake O' the Pines. The accident shocked the East Texas community. The family of Thomas Larry says they ar

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Nearly one year after tragedy, URECC announces system upgrades


Date: 7/19/2018 4:16:00 PM

UPHUR COUNTY — Almost one year ago, two teenagers and child died after their sail boat made contact with a live electric line on Lake O' the Pines. A year later, Upshur Rural Electric Cooperative anno

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Water Resources Outlook - July 2018

Southeast River Forecast Center

Date: 7/19/2018

Water Resources Outlook - July

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Electric company considers underground lines at creek where Boy Scouts were electrocuted


Date: 7/12/2018 11:38:00 AM

On Aug. 5, 2017, three Hallsville Boy Scouts were electrocuted when their catamaran sailboat hit a power line at Alley Creek on the Lake o' the Pines Marina. Will Brannon, 17, Heath Faucheux, 16, died

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• Surface Area: 18,700 Acres
Lake O' the Pines includes about 18,700 acres of water and 9,000 acres of land located in the piney woods of Northeast Texas. The lake is located partially in Marion, Harrison, Upshur, Morris and Camp Counties. Recreation opportunities are numerous with camping, boating, fishing, hunting, watchable wildlife, and bird watching, including wintering bald eagles. Other local attractions include antique shopping, Mardi Gras Upriver, the Annual Historic Pilgrimage, and Christmas Candlelight Tour in Jefferson, TX. Local attractions also include Stagecoach days, a Fire Ant Festival and Christmas lights in Marshall, TX, along with Texas Wildflower Trail routes along some area roads.

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Conservation Pool Elevation: 228.5 ft. msl
Fluctuation: Average 4-5 feet annually
Normal Clarity: Moderately clear

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