Sunday, June 30, 2013
Pump Draws Air
One the the three pumps at Twin Buttes South Pool stopped operating and another will likely do so before City Council meets July 2nd. That means 25 fewer acre feet per day leaving the South Pool. That will rise to 50 fewer acre feet when the second pump ceases.
It's not clear how much of the pumped water makes it to the North Pool due to evaporation, seepage and vegetation. Last year the loss rate was roughly 25%.
Will they move some to the North Pool to pump it from its soon to be "dead pool" status? We may find answers from Water Chief Ricky Dickson on Tuesday. Pray for rain.