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Black Hills reservoirs OK despite dry summer

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RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - Reservoir levels in the Black Hills haven't taken much of a hit despite a dry winter and spring.

Curt Anderson with the Bureau of Reclamation says although last year's levels at Pactola were higher, it's only about two and a half feet from full capacity.

Anderson says the average at Pactola for this time of year is probably about 8 to 10 feet down, so it's well about average in storage.

Deerfield Reservoir is less than a foot below capacity, and Angostura is only five feet below.

But Anderson says the inflow of water is below average at most area reservoirs.

He says if inflows continue to decrease over the next few years, water restrictions would need to be implemented.


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