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Old 06-15-2015, 09:30 AM
 
Location: SA/Pipe Creek
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You have to bear in mind that the watershed for this lake is VERY limited. It was never intended to be a potable water supply, but rather a reservoir for agricultural use, and not for nearly as many acres as it now serves.

That and the as the lake fills up it takes more water to fill it... sort of like a bowl. It is narrower at the bottom and widens out at the top. Swam at our place this weekend... the water is still coming up.
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Old 06-15-2015, 09:14 PM
 
Location: San Quilmas, Tx
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60% full with more rain on the way...
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Old 06-16-2015, 10:30 AM
 
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That and the as the lake fills up it takes more water to fill it... sort of like a bowl. It is narrower at the bottom and widens out at the top. Swam at our place this weekend... the water is still coming up.
That wouldn't effect the percentage though. Unless they're calculating it based on height and not total volume.
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Old 06-16-2015, 10:48 AM
 
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That wouldn't effect the percentage though. Unless they're calculating it based on height and not total volume.
That is the way I understood it. Lake levels are a relative measure, not the actual depth of the lake so the bowl comparison doesn't make sense to me.

60.2% full now. Awesome.
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Old 06-16-2015, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Brentwood
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It's nice that San Antonio hasn't had much blazing heat this summer so the lake hasn't been evaporating. Does anyone know when the watering season is for the farmers downstream? When do they have to start releasing water to them?
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Old 06-16-2015, 12:38 PM
 
Location: San Quilmas, Tx
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Ran into a person today that told me that farmers downstream don't want water anytime soon as the ground is still saturated by past rains. Don't know how long the moratorium will last.
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Old 06-16-2015, 12:45 PM
 
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A week or a bit more (without rain) is when I would imagine the farmers start using irrigation again based on what I have seen. (My grandpa and father both were farmers in Medina county) The type of crop is another factor also.
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Old 06-17-2015, 07:41 AM
 
Location: SA/Pipe Creek
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That is the way I understood it. Lake levels are a relative measure, not the actual depth of the lake so the bowl comparison doesn't make sense to me.

60.2% full now. Awesome.
It will take longer for the last 40% to fill was pretty much all I was saying.
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Old 06-17-2015, 09:53 AM
 
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The Texas Parks and Wildlife dept. just restocked it with 204,000 large mouth bass , so things are looking up.
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Old 06-19-2015, 07:09 AM
 
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61% and probably more to come in the next few days. Awesome.
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