January 2016 Update:
Below is the data on pumping and water releases for January of 2016.
Evaporation for January = 2.51 inches or about 5,697 acre-feet.
Rainfall Recorded at the SRA for January = 0.68 inches.
Water Released Downstream for Communities by the SRA for January = 190.3 acre-feet or 62,009,521 gallons, which is the equivalent of about 0.08 inches taken off the lake's surface.
Water Pumped by Dallas for January = 5,654.6 acre-feet or 1,842,559,326 gallons or about 2.50 inches removed from the lake's surface. This represents about 4.3% of the 131,000 acre-feet that Dallas is entitled to take for the year.
Water Released Downstream by the SRA through the Flood Gates when the lake was Overfull from Rain in early January = 38,898 acre-feet or 12,674,967,757 gallons. This is the equivalent of 1.43 feet or 17.1 inches of water off the surface of the lake that had to be dumped downstream.
So, the total amount of water that left Lake Fork in January was 22.2 inches off the surface of the lake or 1.85 feet or about 50,440.6 acre-feet. Dumping that water downstream this time of the year is really painful as we all know it will probably be needed in mid-summer, but of course the SRA must keep the water from getting to much above full pool.
Also on Feb 16th the Lake Fork Sportsman's Assoc and TPWD will hold a "State of the Lake" info meeting starting at 6:30 PM at the Emory Center on SH 19 near Sidekicks. The public is invited and questions will be answered. I don't know if the SRA or Dallas Water Utilites will be there.
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