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12/25/06

A Look at Drought & Low Lake Levels in Texas

Here's a look at low levels among Texas lakes as the state deals with a lingering drought.

Details come from the Texas Water Development Board's most recent report in November.

Capacity is listed in acre feet; one acre foot equals about 325,000 gallons.

LOWEST LEVELS

_ Palo Duro in the High Plains, down 99 percent (capacity 60,900 acre feet)

_ O.C. Fisher in the Edwards Plateau, down 93 percent (capacity 119,200)

_ White River Lake in the High Plains, down 86 percent (capacity 31,850)

_ Champion Creek in Low Rolling Plains, down 88 percent (capacity 41,600)

_ E.V. Spence in Edwards Plateau, down 86 percent (capacity 488,760)

_ MacKenzie in the High Plains, down 81 percent (capacity 46,250)

_ Twin Buttes in Edwards Plateau, down 81 percent (capacity 177,800)

_ Lake Meredith in the High Plains, down 79 percent (capacity 500,000)

_ Red Bluff in Trans-Pecos, down 67 percent (capacity 307,000)

OTHER NOTABLE LAKES

_ Falcon, down 61 percent (capacity 1.56 million acre feet)

_ Lake Travis, down 46 percent (capacity 1.14 million)

_ Lake Tawakoni, down 46 percent (capacity 936,200)

_ Lewisville Lake, down 29 percent (capacity 555,000)

_ Toledo Bend, down 25 percent (capacity 4.47 million)

_ Cedar Creek Reservoir, down 31 percent (capacity 637,050)

_ Lake Whitney, down 29 percent (capacity 622,800)

_ Ray Roberts, down 26 percent (capacity 798,760)

_ Lake Texoma, down 13 percent (capacity 2.72 million)

_ Possum Kingdom, down 8 percent (capacity 551,820)

_ Lake Livingston, full (capacity 1.75 million)

_ Amistad, up 6 percent (capacity on Texas side of border lake 1.77 million)

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Source: Texas Water Development Board: November 2006 Texas Water Conditions Report

http://www.twdb.state.tx.us

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