Lake Alan Henry Reaches Capacity
Lake Alan Henry is at capacity after this week’s rain. It is the first time the lake has been full since July 2010, according to the City of Lubbock.
The Brazos River at Lake Alan Henry rose by more than 220 feet from 5 p.m. Monday to 5 p.m. Wednesday, according to Lakealanhenryweather.com
Water Data for Texas reported the lake was at 61 percent capacity last year at this time and has maintained roughly 75 percent capacity for the last 6 months. They report the highest levels for the lake in the last decade to be in 2005 when the lake hit an all-time high of more than 115 percent capacity. The median levels since 1997 have hovered around the 80 percent mark.
Lake Alan Henry is Lubbock’s sole reservoir, according to the city.