Hotopp told the board that because of recent winds and higher temperatures, the lake level has dropped at a faster rate than anticipated. Because of that, the pumps will be turned on in mid-September, about two weeks ahead of schedule.
“We had planned on turning the pumps back on when the lake level reached 888 (feet),” Hotopp said. “The present lake level is 888.79, so if we don’t get some rain in the next few weeks, we’re planning on turning the pumps on in the second or third week of September.”
Hotopp said the last time the lake was completely full was in April 2012.