One of the very few positives of the drought is that the lack of rain has slowed the siltation process in both Clinton and Perry lakes.
Engineers account for siltation when building the lakes. However, Clinton’s siltation pool is on track to fill 30 years ahead of its 100-year schedule. Perry Lake has been filling in normally.
Park managers from both lakes said that the drought has yet to cause major problems at either lake.
Clinton’s water levels are only a foot below normal. Water levels for Perry Lake, which had been more than 10 feet higher than normal two years ago, are now two feet below normal.
Both park managers warned boaters to take into account the lower lake levels and be cautious when approaching shallow areas.