Water Week: Lake Fort Phantom

Published 05/12 2014 04:34PM

Updated 05/13 2014 09:50PM

The dry weather over the past year continues to threaten Lake Fort Phantom water levels.

Located just north of town, Lake Fort Phantom is a vital source for Abilene's drinking water. At just under 43% capacity, the lake continues to be hit hard by the current drought.

A lack of steady rainfall over the past year can be seen throughout the area as boat ramps are now partially filled with mud and grass.

Tommy O'Brien from the City of Abilene says the drought is something they are taking seriously and continue to monitor the levels at Lake Fort Phantom.

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