April brought the highest water levels we’ve seen in 3 years due in large part to melting snow and high runoff as a result of frozen ground though we ended the month with only 2.77″ of rain, well below the average about 4.39″. The water level started out around -40″ below the top of the dam on the 1st of the month and got as high as -18.6″ below the top of the dam on April 17th. It has been falling since then and ended the month at -29.3″. The dam’s gate has been wide open all month.
The deadline for submitting the Water Level Management Plan called for in the Water Level Order was today. We can only assume Mr. Kelley met the deadline. Stay tuned.