Rain, Cooler Weather Slow Lake Springfield Decline
City Water Light and Power water division director Tom Skelly says water restrictions, cooler temperatures and intermittent rainfall haven't been enough to STOP the decline of Lake Springfield, but he says the decline has slowed from a three-quarter inch per day loss to just less than half an inch per day.
He says a recent rainstorm stopped the decline for a day, and would take six to ten decent rainfalls before the lake begins rising again. Skelly says restrictions have helped -- the water treatment plant was processing an average of 36 million gallons per day last month, and this month has averaged about 30 million per day.
(posted 11:55 p.m. 08/21/2012 by Alex Degman)
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