Forecast worries lake officials

By REGGIE ROSS
Staff Writer

Grenada Lake officials said this weekend’s rain could determine whether or not water tops the emergency spillway.
At 227.56 feet, the lake is as high as it’s been all year, and with heavy rainfall expected over the weekend, officials are keeping their fingers crossed.
The emergency spillway overflows at 231 feet.
“Depending on the rain we get, we could get to the (emergency) spillway mark,” said Chris Terry, natural resource manager at Grenada Lake.
The lake level is 12 feet over the recreational level, and 18 and a half feet higher than where the Corps would like to see it during this time of the year.
Currently the Grenada Lake is at 227.56 feet above mean sea level, considerably above the Corps of Engineers mid-March rule curve target of around 209 feet.