Water Levels Will Rise

, Written by Travis Koch, Posted: Mon, January 16 2012 at 6:06 PM, Updated: Mon, January 16 2012 at 6:46 PM

While people have been enjoying this mild winter weather, the worries over drought conditions continues to grow.Tonight, there's new concern of a severe winter storm that's expected to cause some ruckus.

    Mother nature hasn't been acting like herself lately. The lack of snow and rain has kept water levels below where they should be, that's causing concern of drought. A new storm is on the way and it packing a punch. Even with the predicted storm, forecasters say this will be the biggest storm of the winter season. It's still unclear if it would be enough to deal with unusually low water level. Immigrant lake is at only around 45% leaving lots of room for more water. Mount Ashland has also suffered from no snow.
 So, how much water is enough and will we get it? Like all things with nature, we'll have to wait for its answer and it may take awhile.

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Travis Koch

News at Sunrise Co-Anchor Travis Koch started his career as a filmmaker. He wrote and directed documentaries about traveling and extreme sports.

Among his many life experiences, he was a dog musher in Alaska and a baker in Minnesota. Travis began his career at NBC5 News as a weekend photographer and has continued to follow his dreams in television broadcasting and multimedia.

Catch Travis co-anchoring with Taelor Rian weekdays on NBC 5 News at Sunrise starting at 5:30am.

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