LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- With the drought this summer, many lake levels are dropping.
Lake Maumelle is not only central Arkansas' water supply, it's a popular place for fishing and sailing.
Chuck Blair says, "We have to stay where we are out on the lake or else we will run the ground."
Blair is a sailor out on Lake Maumelle. He says the low water levels make it difficult to sail without hitting bottom. He adds, "For some of us, it's a concern, for some of us, not so much. There are rock piles out in the lake and we pretty much know where they are."
Lake Maumelle is about four feet below average thanks to the drought and triple digit temperatures, but fishermen like Nathan Atkinson say the drop isn't near as severe as he's seen in the past.
He says, "About four years ago, it was near 12 feet low and we're on our way, but hopefully we will get some rain."
About 80 percent of central Arkansas' water comes from Lake Maumelle, and the rest is from Lake Winona.
Gary Hum, director of Central Arkansas Water Supply, says we aren't in danger of restricting our water use despite the slight drop.
"We have plenty of water in our water sources," says Hum.
Hum points out there are a few things we can do to help. He says, "We want everyone to use water wisely and if possible avoid running the sprinkles in the peak morning hours between 5:30 and 7:00. That's when everyone is getting up and ready for school and work, and that's when we are seeing our highest demand. It's in those morning hours."
Central Arkansas Water serves around 400,000 people. The water company says last month, people used nearly 200 gallons of water each day.