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Water Resources Outlook (November 2017)

National Weather Service

Date: 11/16/2017

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Water Resources Outlook (October 2017)

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Date: 10/24/2017

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Water Resources Outlook (September 2017)

NWS Southeast River Forecast Center

Date: 9/26/2017

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Water Resources Outlook (August 2017)

NWS Southeast River Forecast Center

Date: 8/17/2017

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Water Resources Outlook (July 2017)

NWS Southeast River Forecast Center

Date: 7/13/2017

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• Length: 15 Miles
• Surface Area: 630 Acres
• Volume: 19,948 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 18 Square Miles
In the 1930s, Carvins Creek was dammed to create the Carvins Cove Reservoir, which for many decades served as the primary water source for the City of Roanoke. A small rural community (called Carvins Cove) was displaced by the reservoir's creation, and some of its roads and housing foundations still become visible during droughts. A series of droughts in the late 1990s spurred the City of Roanoke and Roanoke County to create the Western Virginia Water Authority,[2] which consolidated their water delivery systems.
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