Rainfall doesn’t dampen drought

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By Erin Green on June 10, 2014. No Comments

By James Walker

Highland Lakes Newspapers

A series of rainfall events since the Memorial Day holiday weekend has caused a welcomed increase of water in the Lake Buchanan and Lake Travis reservoirs, but LCRA officials still are bracing for and largely expecting a looming hot and dry summer to leave the lakes at record low levels by August.

In the days before the holiday, the combined storage in the reservoirs dropped to 706,000 acre feet, which was more than 90,000 acre feet less than at the same time last year when they ultimately dropped to approximately 631,000 before late summer rains came.

For more, read Wednesday’s Llano County Journal.

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