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Low Water Levels May Force Closure of Deer Creek Reservoir

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PROVO, Utah (AP) -- Time may be running out for summer fun at Deer Creek Reservoir. That's because water is running low.

Officials say the reservoir could close as early as this month because a combination of drought conditions and intentional draining have brought the lake down to nearly half its usual depth.

The reservoir is normally about 100 feet deep, but now it's closer to 52 feet.

Low rain and snowfall are partially to blame. Water was also drained into the Provo River to help an endangered fish during its spawning season.

Officials and boaters hope the reservoir will stay open through Labor Day.


Information from: The Daily Herald

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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