RAINS MEAN SLOW RISE IN LAKE SOMERVILLE LEVELS

Lake Somerville Reservoir Manager Emmitt Attaway says the rains this week is helping but they are a long way from capacity.

Attaway said today (Thursday) that the water levels were still six feet below its capacity, at 232.3 feet above sea level.  He is still waiting to see what kind of rainfall is coming to the Lake’s watershed at Giddings and Livngston.

Attaway says there are still dangers with the low water levels.  Some mounds that have risen above the water are now covered but not by much. Boaters still need to be careful, as well. 

Attaway is hopeful the rains will continues until the lake reaches capacity of 238 or even more, so the water can be released.