Lake Levels on the Rise

All that heavy rain may still be causing headaches on area roadways, but it is benefiting our lakes.

New Mexico's Ute Lake is now only 4 feet below its maximum level, and only inches below the point where it can release its overflow into Lake Meredith.

Right now Lake Meredith's level is up on its own, at 55.86 feet. Last summer the lake hit its lowest depth ever, 53.68 feet.

Officials say the lake's average depth has been on a decline since 2000, when levels were close to 93 feet.