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Recent Rainfall Brings Hope to CRMWD 10/1/12
CBS 7 News
October 1, 2012
Big Spring - The runoff water has finally reached our watershed and has raised lake levels upwards of 15 feet, which has added months to our water supply.
The rain has definitely helped our watershed, but Colorado River Municipal Water District officials say we're not out of the woods yet.
"We're pretty fortunate because it's beginning to replenish our water supply," John Grant, General Manager for the CRMWD said. "We're by no means out of the drought, but at least our reservoirs are going up and not down."
In fact, there has been so much rain that it has CRMWD officials considering revising their water rations.
"We've limited deliveries for almost 2 years now," Grant said. "I'm not going to say we're going to continue that. We're going to wait until the inflow gets into the lakes and see where it settles out."
Weather experts say we're beginning to enter a weather pattern that will bring more rain to west Texas, meaning more water for the area.
"The ground can't absorb any more moisture and it immediately begins to run off, so that would be very beneficial for us if we could some significant rain here," CBS 7 Chief Meteorologist, Greg Morgan said.
He says although we've seen more rain in west Texas than we have the last two years combined, we're still in a drought.
"We're still going to have to climb out of this mess. We're in a pretty big hole. It will take a lot of rain to get us back to where we need to be, but this is definitely a step in the right direction," Morgan said.
CRMWD says they're thankful for the rain, but we're still in a time when every drop counts.