Reservoir Levels

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Spring Hollow Reservoir
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Carvins Cove Sept 2015
spring hollow in the winter
carvins cove winter
spring hollow in the spring

Reservoir levels at Carvins Cove and Spring Hollow are updated every morning.

The Carvins Cove Reservoir holds 6.42- billion gallons of water at full pond and Spring Hollow Reservoir holds 3.2-billion gallons of water at full pond.  Based on current demand, these reservoirs store two-years worth of water.

How is the Water Authority responding to the current drought status?

Our reservoir levels and some helpful links are below.

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Carvins Cove Reservoir

Cove Reservoir Level spring 450x430

5.2 - feet

 below full pond

86.9% remains

 October 23, 2019

 

Spring Hollow Reservoir

sh reservoir level spring

12.2 - feet

below full pond

84.5% remains

October 23, 2019

 

 


Click this link to see the water level at Smith Mountain Lake today

 

Drought contingency plan for the Western Virginia Water Authority

U.S.Drought Monitor - Virginia Data

How is the Water Authority responding to the current drought status?

Recent precipitation and temperature data from the National Weather Service/NOAA for Roanoke, Virginia

 

Current Carvins Cove Historic Water Levels

 


Lowest Recorded Level (ft.)
Avg. Level (ft.)
Month 1988-1997 1999
(drought year)
2002
(drought year)
1987-current
January -15.2 -21.2 -20.9 -5.69
February -15.5 -20.5 -23.4 -4.31
March -13.4 -20.9 -24.7 -3.27
April -5.5 -17.4 -24.3 -2.01
May -3.4 -19.0 -23.8 -2.10
June -2.8 -23.0 -27.0 -2.62
July -4.7 -26.0 -29.3 -3.73
August -6.7 -28.7 -31.4 -5.07
September -8.2 -29.2 -33.7 -2.27
October -10.8 -18.2 -34.1* -6.87
November -12.8 -17.9 -31.6 -7.44
December -15.3 -14.0 -22.6 -6.85
-5.0 means 5.0 feet below spillway or the water level in Carvins Cove was 5.0 feet below the reservoir's maximum capacity

 

*lowest level ever recorded