Crowds flock to KOTA Territory reservoir despite low water level - KOTA Territory News

Crowds flock to KOTA Territory reservoir despite low water levels


The drought is also having an impact at one area reservoir.

During the summer, Angostura Reservoir is a popular spot  for water sports enthusiasts and people who want to enjoy hot summer days. 

This year due to the drought water levels aren't as high, and while that may be a downfall for some, for others it only means there is more beach.

The recent drought has taken a toll on the water levels at Angostura Reservoir, something Mick Heying, Manager at Breakers Beach Club, knows all too well.

"When we are at full pool we would be standing about 10 feet away from the water right now,"said Heying.
The once small beach front now stretches about 100 feet away from the original shoreline.
"It will continue to decrease because it always does because we are an irrigation lake," said Heying. "At this point right now we should be good for most if not all the summer."
Although water levels are lower people who visit Angostura regularly say that this has not stopped them from visiting.

"It's still pretty safe out and we've been getting enough water to keep lake levels good,"said boater Robert Paddack.
Typically lower water levels might hurt a business near the water but in Heying's case the bigger beach area has brought in even more.
"A beach area brings more people yes when we only got 10 feet from the beach but right now this is a very good size for us,"said Heying.
Currently the lake is 70% full and will go down some during the rest of the summer but
as long as the boat ramps stay open people will continue to travel to this summer hot spot.
"Come on out and enjoy it the waters fine, levels are safe, the fishing is excellent got great people out here with food just an awesome time come back around,"said Paddack.

While Angostura's levels are lower than usual Pactola Reservoir's levels are just as good as ever, they are currently 99 percent full.

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