This weather and climate information comes from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and is merely a prediction, not set in stone. The lake levels are from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) and Water Data for Texas and current as of May 28, 2024.

Summer of 2024 officially begins on Thursday, June 20, 2024. This is the earliest start of summer since 1896, or 128 years. El Niño and La Niña create shifts in weather patterns and precipitation forecasts. NOAA predicts a higher than normal level of hurricane activity for the coast.

The Lone State, as a whole, is expecting above normal summer temperatures. Rain chances for the Rolling Plains to West Texas are expected to be below normal. As of May 2024, the Panhandle, all of West Texas, and the Lower Texas Coast is in DO to D3 drought stages, with a few tiny areas in the D3 stage.

NOAA projects areas along the Gulf Coast and in North Central Texas will experience equal chances either above or below normal precipitation levels. Reuters reported that there is a “one-in-three chance that 2024 will be warmer than 2023 [in Texas 2024] and a 99% chance it would rank among the five warmest on record…El Niño conditions will likely transition to La Niña during the summer and fall [2024].”

What Do the Drought Ratings Mean?

The U.S. Drought Monitor (USDM) uses five categories of drought levels: 

  • D0 abnormally dry 
  • D1 drought – moderate 
  • D2 drought – severe 
  • D3 drought – extreme 
  • D4 drought – exceptional

Major Texas Lake’s Water Levels – May 28, 2024

A lake’s water level in feet is a measurement of the height of the water’s surface above mean sea level (MSL). MSL is the average height of the ocean’s surface between high and low tide. For example, a lake level of 35.50 feet is 35 and 1/2 feet above MSL. This list of lakes is alphabetized and covers most major Texas lakes. 

Lake Name% FullMSL (Feet)
Lake Abilene12.4%1,993
Alan Henry Reservoir87.6%2,215
Amistad Reservoir27.2%1,049
Lake Amon G. Carter100%921.1
Aquilla Lake100%540.27
Lake Arlington99.9%549.7
Lake Arrowhead73%921.33
Lake Athens100%440.7
Lake Austin99.4%492.09
B. A. Steinhagen Lake85.3%81.96
Belton Lake100%611.63
Benbrook Lake100%695.82
Lake Bob Sandlin100%337.77
Lake Bonham100%565.10
Brady Creek Reservoir44.1%1,732.33
Bridgeport Reservoir65.1%824.13
Lake Brownwood80.9%1,420.99
Lake Buchanan75.4%1,008.27
North Fork Buffalo Creek100%337.77
Caddo Lake100%169.84
Canyon Lake57.6%885.83
Cedar Creek Reservoir100%322.16
Champion Creek Reservoir56.5%2,068.60
Choke Canyon Reservoir22.4%191.34
Lake Coleman86.2%1,714.51
Coleto Creek Reservoir94.5%92.27
Comanche Creek Reservoir100%337.77
Lake Conroe100%201.02
Cooper Lake100%441.43
Lake Corpus Christi36.8%83.97
Lake Crook100%476.10
Lake Cypress Springs100%378.65
Eagle Mountain Lake99.5%648.99
E.V. Spence Reservoir15.4%1,850.02
Falcon International9.3%251.11
Lake Fork100%403.49
Lake Georgetown90.7%788.21
Lake Graham90%1,073.13
Lake Granbury99.1%692.56
Granger Lake100%508.08
Grapevine Lake100%545.22
Greenbelt Reservoir11%2,617.54
Halbert Lake88.9%366.81
Lake Houston91.9%41.43
Houston County Lake100%260.37
Hubbard Creek Reservoir50.8%1,171.24
Inks Lake94.6%887.06
Lake Jacksonville100%422.27
J.B. Thomas Reservoir20.3%2,226.24
Joe Pool Lake93%1,429.90
Lake Kemp93.3%1,042.19
Lake Kickapoo72.9%1,040.64
Lake O’the Pines100%232.43
Lake Lavon100%495.33
Leon Reservoir47.6%1,364.51
Lewisville Lake31.3%502.23
Lake Limestone100%363.01
Lake Livingston99.9%130.97
Lost Creek Reservoir98.4%1,009.04
Lake Lyndon B. Johnson198.7%824.78
McKenzie Reservoir9.0%3,014.21
Lake Marble Falls91%736.37
Martin Lake100%306.05
Medina Lake2.6%971.72
Lake Meredith42.8%2,890.30
Millers Creek Reservoir78.1%1,331.11
Lake Mineral Wells100%863.34
Monticello Reservoir86.7%337.61
Moss Lake99.5%714.88
Mountain Creek Lake100%457.68
Murvaul Lake100%265.48
Navarro Mills Lake100%435.02
Lake Nocona84.9%825
Oak Creek Reservoir32.6%1,983.72
O.H. Ivie28.9%1,521.72
Lake Palestine100%345.94
Palo Duro Reservoir2.9%2,838.25
Lake Palo Pinto69.1%863.02
Lake Pat Cleburne100%733.90
Pat Mayse Lake100%453.59
Possum Kingdom99.6%998.89
Proctor Lake55.2%1,155.70
Lake Ray Hubbard100%435.88
Ray Roberts Lake100%636.04
Red Bluff Reservoir40.1%2,811.93
Richland-Chambers Reservoir100%315.14
Lake Sweetwater44.1%2,102.69
Sam Rayburn Reservoir100%169.96
Somerville Lake100%239.67
Lake Stamford99.6%1,417
Stillhouse Hollow100%637.52
Lake Sulphur Springs100%460
Lake Tawakoni100%438.43
Lake Texana91.6%42.67
Lake Texoma100%619.38
Toledo Bend Reservoir100%171.96
Lake Travis39.4%632.96
Twin Buttes Reservoir13.2%1,906.01
Lake Tyler100%375.82
Waco Lake100%474.19
Lake Waxahachie100%531.73
Lake Weatherford94.3%895.05
White River Reservoir22.7%2,351.86
Kendall Davis
Author: Kendall Davis

Author: Kendall Davis Company: Lumini Services Kendall currently lives on the shores of Lake Texoma in Texas. She traveled across two-thirds of the U.S. for many years camping at lakes, rivers, and three oceans before motels and hotels if at all possible, and she continuously saw God's presence in nature. Writing for Lakehub allows Kendall to share her experience with God's creations.

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