The drought improves, some lakes full

March 9, 2008 9:00:00 PM PDT
Two days of heavy rainfall last week pushed the water level at Raleigh's water source to just three feet below full.New video taken of Falls Lake from Chopper 11 shows you the dramatic difference from last week.

It's almost six feet higher. Falls Lake could rise even higher as rain is in the forecast for Friday.

Despite better conditions at Falls Lake the drought persists and so do the water restrictions in the capital city.

Beginning Monday, March 10th, Raleigh officials will start voluntary inspections of offices, hotels, fitness centers and apartments to see if they've complied with the request to put in low flow faucets and showerheads.

The city council voted unanimously last week to approve the inspections, participation however is not mandatory.

Water levels at Durham's main two water sources are also looking very good. In fact, Lake Michie is now more than full.

Lake Michie is reportedly four feet above what's considered full.

As of Monday, the Little River reservoir, is only five feet from being full.

Last week's much needed rain added weeks of water to Durham's supply.

Officials say the Bull City now has more than 360 days of water.

Stage four restrictions are still in effect in Durham.


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