Lake Somerville has risen after one rough 2011.
"During the summer it was getting pretty rough, we hit our record low in December and we hit it at about 10 1/2 feet low," said Kim Knopp.
Knopp has been a park ranger at Lake Somerville for 21 years. The recent record low lake level was an eye opener for Kim but thanks to over six inches inches of rain during the month of February things are looking up.
"We are coming up quite a bit. We're up about 6 1/2 feet from our record low," said Knopp.
Three boat ramps are now open for business after being shut down thanks to the drought, but boaters are still being asked to be cautious.
"A lot of the land that was exposed back in December is now underwater. Some of it might not be that far underwater so one of the things we're reminding our visitors and our boaters is to use a depth finder," said Knopp.
Even with all the rain, Lake Somerville has only returned to the same level it was last July. That means there's still plenty of room for a little top off.
"We've got about 4 1/2 feet to go up before we're back at our normal conservation pool," said Knopp.
Lake Somerville isn't the only lake seeing increases after the recent rains, Lake Conroe has risen three feet in the last month.
Lake Livingston is up one foot and is actually full and Lake Limestone is up seven feet, only two feet from being full.
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