Monday, June 27, 2016

Local Lakes Rise from Rains

Twin Buttes Reservoir is up a half foot since yesterday.  Normally by now the Equalization Channel is dry.  It's running like April.

O.C. Fischer is up nearly the same amount (.4 feet) and Lake Nasworthy rose .43 feet.  Here's the volume of water each body of water added:

Twin Buttes North Pool - 750 acre feet
O.C. Fischer - 550 acre feet
Lake Nasworthy - 525 acre feet 
That increases our local water supply by at least a month.  Each rise is a blessing.

Update 6-29-16:  Lake Ivie rose 1,200 acre feet.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Twin Buttes Steady Riser

This morning's storms are over Twin Buttes watershed and any runoff should help the South Concho River. which feeds the South Pool.  Currently water is flowing from the South Pool to the North Pool through the Equalization Channel. 

Since December 2015 Twin Buttes North Pool is up seven feet to nearly 21,000 acre feet.  That's an increase of over 8,000 acre feet from six months ago.  These numbers do not include the South Pool which has another 6,000 acre feet of water.  We are blessed with each and every increase.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Ivie Up 65,500 Acre Feet

In late April Lake O.H. Ivie held roughly 66,900 acre feet of water.  As of today Ivie's volume is 132,400 acre feet.  Ivie nearly doubled in seven weeks.  That blessing is good news for San Angelo water users and those of who recreate on area lakes.

Update 6-10-16:  Ivie is at 133,600 acre feet.   It's a hair away from a 100% increase.

Update 6-12-16:  Ivie is at 133,900 acre feet.  It's more than DOUBLED! 

Friday, June 3, 2016

More Water Headed to Ivie

Lake O. H.Ivie is up nearly 40,000 acre feet since San Angelo declared Drought Level I water restrictions. It rose 25,000 acre feet in the last week with more to come. 

May the blessing continue!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Twin Buttes North Pool Up Foot

Over the last week Twin Buttes North Pool rose a foot.  The South Pool is much higher and South Concho River volume ensures water will continue to flow through the Equalization Channel.  The North Pool has a long way to go before the two pools equalize but it's happened before.  Pray for rain!

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Ivie Rising

O.H. Ivie rose 22,000 acre feet since the City of San Angelo declared Drought Level 1 conditions several months ago.  That's a 33% increase.

The increase came from a series of runoff rains which can be seen below.

Our area is currently under a flash flood watch so there may be more runoff for Ivie and area lakes.

Update 6-1-16: Stephen Brown noted same in Standard Times today.  Ivie holds nearly 95,000 acre feet with more runoff to come.

Update 6-2-16: Ivie is closing in on 100,000 acre feet.  It's currently at 98,190. 

Later on 6-2-16: It;s at 101,000 acre feet and the evening's young!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Tonic for Twin Buttes?

The ground is saturated from several days of rain.  Our area is under a flash flood watch until Thursday afternoon.  Might this be a boon for area lakes?  That's my prayer.

Update 5-21-16:  Twin Buttes is up a half foot to 1899.75 ft elevation.

Update 5-22-16:  Below is a picture of the runoff from the South Concho River which feeds Twin Buttes South Pool: