According to director John Vial, Emigrant lake is the lowest its been in the last five years for this time of the year.
Here’s a breakdown of water levels on August 18th over the last five years:
2020 – 2,184.09 feet
2019 – 2,207.46 feet
2018 – 2,188.60 feet
2017 – 2,213.78 feet
2016 – 2,206.80 feet
Right now, water levels at the lake are dropping an average of six feet a week.
“There are many years that we go the entire season with boat ramps that are usable all summer long,” John Vial said. “That’s not uncommon and then there’s a year like this year when we run out early.”
Other lakes in the county facing similar problems include Howard Prairie and Hyatt Lake.
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