Thursday, August 1, 2013
Drought comparison: 4 months ago
There has been a substantial improvement at Cheney Lake too! It was at its lowest point on February 9 of this year when the lake level was at 1413.66 feet. This morning, it's at 1417.27 feet (or 74.94% full). Here's how the lake level rise looks graphically on the first day of the month since March:
There's still some room to go (or grow!) but it's a much more positive step than the past couple of summers.
While looking up the data for this report, I found these trends in the lake levels the last three years. It's not a complete apples to apples comparison but it's close.
Change between 6/1/11 - 9/1/11: -2.86 feet
Change between 6/1/12 - 9/1/12: -3.13 feet
Change between 5/1/13 - 8/1/13: +2.71 feet
Let's hope our upward trends continue the rest of the Summer and Fall!