Friday, September 30, 2011
MEMO: LAKE OSIRIS HIGH-WATER CONDITION
30 SEPTEMBER 2011
Brandy and I inspected the lake perimeter today. For the first time in my eleven years here it was over the road, both at the east end, near Claire, Rochelle and Norman and Tatyana, and at the west end, near the Lishes.
The lake does not have surface streams in or out, so it pretty much responds to the level of the water in the saturated ground around it, the water table, with some added influence of underground springs.
Each acre of water a foot deep, one acre-foot, is approximately one-third of a million gallons of water. To bring our 18-acre lake down a foot would take about 6 million gallons of water removal ... and a place to put it.
Pumping at 100 gallons per minute would take about forty days.
At least the drought is over.