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Compared to the same time last year, city officials say Mineral Wells is enjoying very favorable water levels at Lake Palo Pinto, which provides the city with its water supply.
An extended drought last summer left the area with rainfall more than 11 inches below expectations by the end of July while this year’s precipitation has been just over 2 inches shy of the average.
City Manager Lance Howerton said rainfall early this year put Mineral Wells in a much better position going into August.
“We’re not quite two feet below full capacity, so for us to be in August of the year and to only be roughly two feet below full conditions, that’s certainly good,” Howerton said.
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