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Rare sight at Lake Corpus Christi

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Historically high lake levels on October 12, 2017. Historically high lake levels on October 12, 2017.

The good news, for the first time in nearly 27 months Lake Corpus Christi is full.

The bad news is that the city has to release the water because they have no where else to put it (see pictures from Wednesday the 11th.)

The really bad news, we don't get credit for releasing that water against future mandated water releases.

This is where the Bay and Estuary foundation folks make out like bandits as those future releases will no doubt come from a depleted water supply that will struggle to stay above 50% of capacity.

This is why the "water release" mandate is a bad deal for the city and should be legally changed.

Until it is we will periodically struggle with our water supply as we try and find additional water sources which will ultimately continue to drive up the cost of water for this area.

We are forced to release much more water than we pay for coming through the Mary Rhodes Pipeline.

I am happy for the homeowners around Lake Corpus Christi that they have a full lake again to briefly enjoy but unfortunately this to will come to pass.

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