Sunday, February 24, 2013

Twin Buttes Deja Vu

Twin Buttes Reservoir storage is roughly the same as last June, when City Council authorized pumping of the South Pool.  This might be a surprise to the public, given the significant runoff from the September 28, 2012 rain event. 

It's pretty much gone.  It appears Twin Buttes is the primary water source for the City this winter. Lake Nasworthy is much higher than last summer. 

The City has water rights for Lake Ivie, now with 121,700 acre feet, and Spence Reservoir which holds 27,700 acre feet.  While the overall water picture is not as bleak, Twin Buttes situation is as bad as June 2012.  That's a startling find.

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