Locals around Medina Lake say they remember rains so hard that water levels reached the top of the dam and launched over the spillway,filling the lake in two days.
But that s only a memory. Today residents think Medina Lake is in danger of drying up.
The whole community is like a ghost town, said Stephen Bonahoom. If you go into Lakehills there is no business a lot of the stores a lot of the properties up here are for sale.
Bonahoom owns Bedrock Resort. His marina is now two football fields away from where it normally floats.He says he didn t open last year and may not open this year, either.
In the meantime the city of San Antonio continues to pull water out of Medina Lake when we have less than 9 percent of our water left, he said.
Bonahoom wants the city to stop buying Medina s water and shut down the lake to let the water level rise.
I d say if the water continues to go down when we get to next summer, August when it gets really hot, I think the chance of a fish kill is a greater than a 50 percent possibility, Myers added.
All of these fish we raise ourselves, and they re expensive to raise, Myers explained. So we want to put them in a reservoir we think they have a high chance of survival.