Where boaters should be, there are now mud flats. The lake is still losing water every day. After some recent rains though, there is a glimmer of hope.
The lake measures 611.27', which is up almost a foot since the summer low on August 31. Mild temperatures plus some rain are helping fill the lake back up.
City leaders says it is a step in the right direction but not good enough. Officials will not lift any of the water bans put in place in early August until the lake gains about a foot and a half more water.