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UPDATE: Big Country lakes starting to crest

By Mark Rowlett, mrowlett@ktxs.com
Published On: Jul 17 2013 09:08:18 PM CDT
Updated On: Jul 18 2013 09:06:19 PM CDT
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ABILENE, Texas -

The three to ten inches of rain that fell since Sunday has lead to significant rises in lake levels. 

Lake Fort Phantom, Abilene's primary water source, rose about one more foot due to scalping from the Clear Fork of the Brazos River that began Wednesday and ended Thursday afternoon.

With fewer showers in the area Thursday, the water level at most lakes had stabilized Thursday evening.  However, slight rises were still occurring at Lake Brownwood, Lake Coleman., O. H. Ivey and Possum Kingdom.

Below is a comprehensive list.  All gains are since Sunday, and accurate to 8:00 p.m. Thursday:

Lake Brownwood + 4.85'

Lake Leon + 6.0"

Lake Cisco + 13.3'

Lake Coleman +2.47'

Hubbard Creek Reservoir + 4.1'

Lake Abilene + .46'

Lake Sweetwater + .51'

Lake Stamford + .33'

O.H. Ivie Reservoir + 1.57'

Lake Fort Phantom Hill + 2.17'

Oak Creek Reservoir + .85'

Possum Kingdom Lake + .29'

Lake Colorado City + .26'

Hords Creek Lake + 2.70