The corps will release water from the lake to reach a water level of 1,069 feet. That’s two feet below what the agency considers full, 1,071 feet. The lake has mostly stayed above that level for more than two years, flirting with record-breaking levels multiple times.
The slow reduction in water levels began on Oct. 1, and the lake reached 1,071.1 feet on Friday. But heavy rains over the weekend spiked water levels back up to almost 1,074 feet, according to LakesOnline, a website that tracks lake data.