The level of Tempe Town Lake is going down, down, down but it'll be another week or two before all the water is gone.
The 16-year-old manmade lake along the Salt River is being emptied in order to replace its current dam.
Emptying the lake began in mid-February, and city spokeswoman Kris Baxter-Ging says workers estimate all the water will be gone by March 15.
The lake is being emptied by pumping the water into an irrigation-water canal system.
Once the lake is empty, workers will remove the old dam that uses giant rubber bladders to hold back the lake's water.
Construction of the new steel-and-concrete dam at the lake's west end is nearly complete.
The city's timetable calls for refilling the lake by April 30.