According to reports from Lake Altus-Lugert, the lake level is down to 40 percent of conservation storage capacity, with elevation Monday reported at 1541,80 feet above sea level, and active storage of 52,636 acre feet. 133,000 acre feet is considered capacity. The drop is due in part to summer irrigation which continues in the Lugert-Altus District served by water from Lake Altus-Lugert.
As the waters recede, the fish and the boats become more concentrated, so extra caution is urged when utilizing the lake.
At the Tom Steed Reservoir, elevation is at 1406.60 feet above sea level, and the active storage is 73,790 acre feet which is nearly 74 percent of conservation storage capacity.