LUBBOCK (October 4, 2012)--Significant rain finally has fallen in parts of West Texas that have been in drought for about two years and the lakes that provide water to cities and towns are the beneficiaries.
The lake that supplies water for San Angelo nearly has doubled in size and is up 15 feet because of rare steady rains that fell for a couple days across much of the region last week.
Another nearly empty lake rose 25 feet.
North of San Angelo, officials in the small town of Robert Lee said Thursday the lake it uses rose as much as 8 feet.
Robert Lee in May was down to a 12-hour supply of water.
The rains came from the remains of Pacific Hurricane Miriam and its ensuing tropical depression.