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San Angelo lifts Drought Level One restrictions due to recent rainfall

Above average rainfall fills local reservoirs

SAN ANGELO, TX - Tuesday morning, at the San Angelo city council meeting, council members voted to lift the Drought Level One restrictions that were in place. The rainfall we have received the past few weeks have been above monthly averages. 

Some areas in the Concho Valley have received 8 to 15 inches of rain within the past two weeks. September 2018 had the 7th wettest start on record.

Hector Guerrero, with the National Weather Service says that August and September are usually wet months for the Concho Valley. This is all due to the tropical moisture that makes it's way from the Gulf of Mexico towards the Concho Valley. 

Importantly, the rainfall has prolonged our water supply and filled our local reservoirs to levels to where there is now a 25 month water supply exceeding levels that places San Angelo in a Drought Level One status. 

Water conservation coordinator, Paulina Levi says that O.H Ivie Reservoir, San Angelo's primary water source, has received a significant influx of water. Levi says that our soils are also saturated and are not in need of irrigation. 

Despite the drought restrictions being lifted, the city of San Angelo does ask residents to still conserve as much water as you can. 

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