Runoff from recent rains continued to flow into Snyder area lakes and reservoirs during the past week, with one body of water rising more than 20 feet.
The E.V. Spence Reservoir, west of Robert Lee, recorded eight inches of rain last week, rising from less than 0.5 percent full to 5.69 percent full and gaining more than 27,000 acre feet of water.
The O.H. Ivie Reservoir gained more than 3,000 acre feet and is now 25.62 percent full. That reservoir received six inches of rain last week.
Both lakes received significant rainfall on their watersheds.
Lake J.B. Thomas, which received 5.2 inches of rain last week, gained 500 acre feet of water and went from .43 percent full to .99 percent.
Combined, the three Colorado River Municipal Water District (CRMWD) systems have 173,426 acre feet of water, but remain at just over 13 percent of total capacity.
Snyder's water usage was well below the daily use limit set by the CRMWD last week, with a daily average of 1.6 million gallons per day (mgd) and a peak day of 1.9 million.
Odessa's consumption (12.4 mgd) dwarfed that of neighboring Midland (9.2 mgd) and San Angelo (8.8 mgd) during the week.
The forecast from the National Weather Service calls for possible thunderstorms beginning this evening and lasting through Saturday.
Snyder has received a total of 18.51 inches of rain this year, com- pared to 7.03 inches at this time in 2011.