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Posted: Tuesday, October 2, 2012 9:00 pm

Last week’s rainstorms could mean more water for your yard.

Following an increase of water levels at the O.H. Ivie Reservoir, the E.V. Spence Reservoir and Lake J.B. Thomas, Colorado River Municipal Water District officials are evaluating to increase area water deliveries, the CRMWD announced in a news release on Tuesday.

In the upcoming weeks, the CRMWD will evaluate inflow and decide if water limits will be modified, according to the news release.

Ivie’s water levels rose 15.1 feet and are 25.6 percent full with 141,800 acre-feet of water in storage. Ivie was last at that level in June 2011.

Spence rose 21.4 feet in water levels and is 4.15 percent full. Spence was last at that level in November 2010.

 Pumping from Spence shut down in August 2011 after water levels dropped to .76 percent full.

Lake Thomas water levels rose 3.1 feet, with current conditions at .98 percent full. The lake was last at that level in April 2012.

CRMWD General Manager John Grant said in the news release that residents need to continue to be vigilant of their water use.

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