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Tempe Town Lake Reopens In Time For Desert Spring Regatta

Tempe Town Lake has reopened after being closed to boating and water activities because of high amounts of debris in the water.

The lake reopens just in time for this weekend’s Desert Spring Regatta.

Due to high levels in Bartlett Lake following large amounts of rain and snow this winter, Salt River Project has been releasing excess water into the Salt River, which feeds into Tempe Town Lake.

When the water moved through the usually dry riverbed east of the lake, it picked up large parts of trees, brush and trash.

Katherine Fritcke Producer, Morning Edition Katherine Fritcke is the Morning Edition Producer for KJZZ. Fritcke was born and raised in Scottsdale. After deciding to leave the Arizona heat, she graduated from Drake University in Des Moines, IA with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. She is a self-proclaimed public media junkie who can't get enough of programs like "Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me" and "Ask Me Another."