The managers of the region’s main water supply say the outlook now is just about as bad, and in some ways worse, than it was going into the summer of 2011.
Through May this year, about the same amount of water has flowed into lakes Travis and Buchanan as had during the first five months of 2011, according to the Lower Colorado River Authority. The 2011 inflows were the worst in history. And if river authority projections for declining lake levels are accurate, Austin will likely restrict water use even further in the fall.
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