Area residents enjoy the water at Chalk Ridge Falls

Herald/SARAH MOORE KUSCHELL - Amber Wenzel, 10, floats in a pool of water while her family members, in the back group, use a board to dump water on people near the upper falls at Chalk Ridge Falls Park on Sunday. Area temperatures have been running about five degrees warmer than usual for this time of year, said meteorologist Steve Fano with the National Weather Service in Fort Worth. Expect the trend to continue through most of this week.

April Compean of Belton was just tying to stay cool Sunday as she watched her family and others play in the Lampasas River at Chalk Ridge Falls Park.

"The water stings when you first get in it, but in the end it is all relaxing, because the water is so cold," Compean said from her seat under the trees along the banks of the river while her three children and husband splashed and swam in an area around a small dam.

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