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Lake Lawtonka staff prepare for holiday

Last year, summer lake goers dealt with too little water and now they're about to contend with too much.  Angel Acers works at the lake's School House Slough and told 7News that business was really slow at the beginning of the season.  The season has gotten off to a soggy start, but once the rain cleared, campers and boaters started showing up ready to take advantage of the plentiful water. 

Last year, the water was really low so this year everyone was surprised that more people didn't come out.  Officers had hoped that high lake levels would have the lake jumping.  Lake Lawtonka is one of the few lakes in Oklahoma where people can use their boats.  They're pretty confident, though, that the recreation area will start filling up over Labor Day weekend.  

Lake Patrol says they'll be out in full force to make sure everyone is safe.  In fact, they will have extra officers on duty and out on the water to make sure everyone is following lake laws.  While thousands will be heading to Oklahoma's state lakes and reservoirs, Lake Troopers will be out on the waters, too.  They'll be looking to make sure vacationers are wearing their safety devices on the water and to make sure people are riding cautiously.

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