So, it’s shocking to me how much things can change in a month! I wrote the blog about Lake Georgetown being just over half-full and took the picture at the top at that time. You can see on the far side of the lake all of the white intake pipes sticking out of the water. The low lake levels were the reason we were in water restrictions, even with the ample rain this year.
Now, one month later I’m back at Lake Georgetown and the lake is now at 100 percent full. This was taken May 25, in the morning, before the big storms. Check out the next picture and see the water level difference on those intake pipes!!
Pretty amazing how the water can rise that much, so fast. This picture is taken at a slightly different angle, but you can still see the bridge and the intakes. If we went today to Lake Georgetown, it would be even higher than this (officially the level is 130 percent full!).
The lakes are full — Lake Stillhouse Hollow, our other supply of water, is not quite 100 percent, but close to it — and every day are continuing to rise more. Because of this, the Brazos River Authority, which manages the lakes, has determined restrictions are no longer necessary for our area. So, effective May 29, 2015, water restrictions are in Round Rock are being lifted.
Now, that said, please don’t go water your yard! Let’s use some common sense. It’s rained more than 9 inches this month. Your yard doesn’t need any more right now. Hopefully, without sounding too preachy (I am the water conservation coordinator, after all), I want to HIGHLY ENCOURAGE all of you to continue to be smart with our water. We don’t want the lakes to be drained by the middle of the summer and have to enter back into restrictions, right? I appreciate all of your conservation and smart water use!