4:21 PM EDT, July 24, 2012
Large parts of the country are suffering from drought, and here in this area conditions are abnormally dry, but that hasn't affected the drinking water supply in the Roanoke Valley.
The fish weren't biting, but that was not a problem for Kirby Adams and his grandson Otto. "What is it," Kirby Adams asked,"a bad day fishing is better than a good day working?"
The pair still enjoyed their morning together at Carvins Cove.
"And we caught no fish," Otto Adams told us, "but I caught something, it was a stick fish, it was a stick."
The reservoir isn't full right now, but the water level hasn't presented any problems for boaters, or the Western Virginia Water Authority. In fact Carvins Cove in Botetourt County, and the Spring Hollow Reservoir in Roanoke County are both above 90 percent of their capacity.
Gary Robertson is the Executive Director of Water Operations for the Western Virginia Water Authority. "We're easily in good shape up until spring of next year," Robertson told us. "Our reservoirs typically fill in the fall and the spring, so that's when we get by far the majority of our water."
We also checked with Lynchburg, and the story is similar there. The city's primary water source, the Pedlar Reservoir, is actually overflowing.
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