Local Area Lakes See Significant Rain

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

There's no doubt we got drenched this past weekend but how did that affect our lake levels and what does that mean for the drought?

Lake Ivie has seen a major boost raising 14.5 feet and increasing to 22 percent full.

Lake Spence rose four feet and Lake J.B. Thomas went up two feet.

This is expected to be an above average year in terms of rainfall for the area.

More rain fell in the past four days than in the entire year in 2011.

Big Spring got the most rainfall with 6.25 inches, Odessa came in with 4.8 inches and Midland got 4.16 inches.

John Grant with the Colorado River Municipal Water District tells NewsWest 9 that we are by no means out of the current drought and residents need to be careful with water usage.