Rains Allow High Point To Reopen Lakes

Fishing guide Chuck Biggers maneuvers his boat through shallow water at Lake Lanier in Buford, Ga., Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2007. Rivers throughout the Southeast are turning to dust, towns are threatening to ration dwindling water supplies and lawmakers are pointing fingers as the region struggles with an epic drought that seems to be getting worse. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

High Point is reopening boat launch facilities at two local lakes.

City Lake Park and Oak Hollow Lake closed recently due to the drought and low water levels in the lakes.

Parks and Recreation director Allen Oliver says with significant rainfall last week, the water levels have risen to a point where officials feel it's safe for patrons to launch their boats.