Although Lake Brownwood is about 48 percent full, Angie Tyson, owner of Wild Duck Marina, wants residents to know they can still enjoy the lake.
“I got a call from a lady in Midland and said she heard Lake Brownwood was bone dry and you could walk across it,” Tyson said. “That’s not true — we’ve got good water.”
According to Tyson, Wild Duck Marina docks are far from dry and are at 41 feet.
“If people think the lake is dry, then they’re not going to go out in their boats and enjoy the lake before the Fourth of July fireworks,” Tyson said. “We want residents to come out and enjoy the show.”
Tyson notes the lake does have shallow parts between the Lake Brownwood State Park and McCartney Island along with Sunken Island, but states people need to learn the lake.
Wild Duck Marina will kick off its Fourth of July Bash with The Remains performing from 6 p.m. until dark Saturday followed by their firework show set to start at 9:20 p.m. After the firework show, Bleu Edmondson will hit the stage from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.
The fireworks show is free but residents wanting to watch Bleu Edmondson’s performance will have to purchase tickets for the show. Tickets will be $20 and all proceeds will go to benefit the Lake Dam Volunteer Fire Department.