Tuesday, August 7, 2012

South Pool Receding

The City of San Angelo stated it would pump 25 million gallons of water a day from Twin Buttes' South Pool.  The three pumps Gajeske installed hum around the clock.  City leaders represented pumping in the following manner:

1.  There would be no loss of water in transferring water from the South Pool to the North, i.e. no seepage or thirsty vegetation.

2.   Pumping would occur during a low evaporation time of the year.  It started August 1, at the height of summer heat.

3.  Transferring water to the North Pool will raise its level five feet and dramatically reduce evaporation loss.
The rock picture above shows a shrinking South Pool.  What's the data show for the North?

It will be interesting to see how much the North Pool rises from draining the South Pool. 

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