Projections for Lake Elevations
Predicting the future water level at Lake McConaughy is not an easy task and many variables are at play when trying to determine where the elevation may end up at the end of the summer.
Civil Engineer Tyler Thulin predicts that the lake will end up about 5.5 to 6.5 feet lower than the current elevation which is around 3,240 feet above sea level or approximately 62% percent of capacity.
If current conditions, which include inflows and irrigation demand, remain steady that would put the lake elevation around 3,234-3,235 feet at the end of the irrigation season. Currently, the lake is dropping an average of three inches per day.