The good old days
07/31/07 -- DURHAM) -- The City of Durham's Lake Michie boat launching ramp is temporarily closed to recreation until further notice due to low water levels in this particularly shallow area of the lake.
According to the City's Department of Water Management, Durham residents do not need to be concerned with the City's water supply levels. Currently, Lake Michie is only 6.8 feet below full and Little River is only 4 feet below full, both of which are normal for this time of year.
"Our water demands are running about 33.7 million gallons per day and the sporadic rainfall is helping with the water supply level," said Vicki Westbrook, deputy director of the City's Department of Water Management. "Although the lake levels are dropping slowly, this is normal for this time of year and our water demand and usage has not been unusually high."
For more information regarding the City's water supply level, visit http://www.durhamnc.gov/departments/wm/water_update.cfm or contact James Lim, conservation coordinator with the City's Department of Water Management, at (919) 560-4183, extension 259.