Texas Reservoir Level Continues Dropping 1/6/13
January 6, 2013
LAKEHILLS, Texas - A reservoir outside San Antonio has dropped so low
that tourism in one surrounding community is drying up.
The San Antonio Express-News reports (http://bit.ly/106CmEW ) that Medina
Lake is at 9 percent capacity. That's down from about 13 percent capacity in
The local water district stopped supplying water to farmers in September,
but continues to send water to the San Antonio Water System. Evaporation and
seepage through the porous lakebed contributes to its continuing decline.
Folks in Lakehills, about 30 miles northwest of San Antonio, say the
receding lake is hurting tourism, and real estate prices around the lake are
falling with the water level.
According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, more than 65 percent of Texas was in
severe, extreme or exceptional drought last week.