Very good question. I really hope that they get the lakes back up to summer pool this year but it is not looking good at this point. Obviously, it all depends on the rain we get. I don't recall last year, but it seems as though we are getting a pretty good amount of rain early this year but the lake levels do not indicate it. Cherokee has came up some, but Douglas on the other hand.
I have been keeping a daily log of the lake levels for Douglas and Cherokee since the 20th of January of this year. Here is the lake levels for these 2 lakes for January 20th vs. today. These levels are as of 1 a.m. on these days. The first numbers are for 1/20 and second is as of today.
DOUGLAS 956.41 956.65 +.24
CHEROKEE 1044.36 1047.75 +3.39
Kinda makes a person wonder what is going on.