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Beckwith Approaching 300,000,000 Gallons
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Lake Beckwith is significantly in better shape than it was a year ago with over 289,000,000 gallons of water available. The last measurement of the lake showed a depth of 136 compared to 12 9 last year at this time.

According to Colorado City Metropolitan District Manager Jim Eccher that is 887-acre feet of water. About 4.3 cubic feet of water per second is running into the lake.

Eccher indicated run off is taking about a week to make the journey to the lake. Rain is forecast at the end of May and into early June and Eccher indicated that the current water inventory would last into mid-June.


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