Drought concerns developing early
Nick Todaro, [email protected]
Eastern Ellis County is bracing for another dry and hot summer season, and Ennis is watching its water source closely as reports of statewide shortages echo from recent years.
Lake Bardwell, which serves as a residential and industrial water source for the city, stood around 418.5 feet this morning. Its normal resting elevation is 421 feet, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has allowed the reservoir to hold additional water in the last 18 months when possible to prepare for drier conditions forecast through the summer.