These hefty rain totals have brought up up lake and river levels accordingly. – 4 Inch Weekend Rain Rapidly Brings Up Catoma Smith Lake Levels
4 Inch Weekend Rain Rapidly Brings Up Catoma Smith Lake Levels
Trump Inaugurated + Skies Open + Cullman Get 4+ Inches of Rain = Drought Conditions Reverse
While non-Trump supporters will undoubtedly reject the notion that the 4+ inches of rainfall that occurred across Cullman County over the previous 3 days had anything to do with the inauguration of President Donald Trump, the hydrologic facts are unimpeachable.
Since Donald Trump’s inauguration on Friday, Cullman County received the following amounts of rain:
4.08 inches – Hanceville
4.16 inches – Cullman Regional Airport
4.55 inches – Forest Ingram Lake
4.78 inches – Wilhites
5.19 inches – Trimble
These hefty rain totals have brought up up lake and river levels accordingly:
Catoma Lake – rises 9 feet
Smith Lake – rises almost 4 feet
That is particularly good news for drinking water users in the city and county who rely on water from Catoma Lake for daily consumption.
This significant increase at Catoma puts the near desperate drought conditions experienced at the lake in reverse mode. Being now ‘only’ 9 feet below full pool, the lake is replenished above the recently initiated Phase II and Phase III Water Restrictions announced by the City of Cullman.
At Monday’s regularly scheduled meeting of the Cullman City Council, Mayor Woody Jacobs revealed that city water customers have been upgraded to Phase I water restrictions, rather than the more stringent Phase II & III.
It is expected that the Cullman County Commission will announce a similar easing of restrictions on Cullman County Water Department customers on Tuesday.
Whether you wish to assign credit to the Trump inauguration for the sudden reversal in lake levels or not … this significant amount of precipitation is an answer to prayer by many city and county residents.