Coleto Creek reservoir levels surviving drought

Jennifer Lee Preyss By Jennifer Lee Preyss

Nov. 9, 2011 at 5:09 a.m.

Water levels at Coleto Creek reservoir have declined from the statewide drought, but Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority Chief Operating Officer Alan Schneider said he isn't worried about the decrease.

"We're not hitting any historical low. It was lower in previous years," Schneider said.

The pool elevation in the reservoir, which provides electric cooling at the Coleto Creek Power Plant, as well as water recreation, currently registers 95.29 feet. Normal levels hover around 98 feet, Schneider said.

"We were at 93.29 in August of 1996," he said.

The reservoir is about 2.75 feet below the average levels, Schneider said.



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