Despite a wet monsoon season, Flagstaff is still in a drought.
The low water level has the city water department waiting for next spring.
Brad Hill, Director of Utilities for the City of Flagstaff reports that Upper Lake Mary is currently at 23% of its full capacity.
Hill says the 5-year-average at this time of year is 49%.
Lake Mary supplies about half of Flagstaff’s water supply, the other half coming from aquifers.
Hill says the lake isn’t filling because the forests soak up the water.