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June 2017 3-Day Rainfall Event: Update

Summary Update

The excessive rainfall quantities received were not forecasted and therefore no ‘pre­ storm’ operations were initiated. For the previous several months, no releases from the system were required due to excessively low groundwater levels and corresponding low lake levels observed in communities across LWDD as a result of consistent deficit rainfall during the dry season. As rainfall accumulations were noted and revised forecasts released by the National Weather Service, LWDD responded by incrementally opening the major water control structures during the day on 6/6/17; ultimately making maximum flood releases by the evening of the 6th. For more information click here.