The decision comes from a vote made by the Canadian River Municipal Water Authority's Board of Directors on Thursday.
CRMWA officials say they will begin pumping from the lake in as little as two weeks, after the lake topped 40 feet for the first time in years this weekend.
Once pumping is at full swing, CRMWA says they will be pumping nearly ten million gallons per day.
The effect on the lake will be negligible, to the tune of just over one to two feet lost according to CRMWA.
Pumping is scheduled to continue through September.
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