City Council aproves the release of water from Twin Buttes to bring Lake Nasworthy back to about 80% of its capacity.

City Council began to release water from Twin Buttes to raise Lake Nasworthy up 8 inches. This is in the efforts to bring Lake Nasworthy back to its normal winter level. As of October 18th , Nasworthy was at 70 percent of its capacity, having received  6 inches of rain at the end of September.

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The water department had been pumping water from Twin Buttes’ south pool into its north pool in an effort to reduce the reservoir’s surface area to minimize evaporation. The Council earlier this week instructed that the pumping stop because evaporation slows during the fall and winter. It may continue next spring, depending upon rainfall, runoff into the reservoirs, and evaporation rates.